Born: April 9, 1956 Primary Instrument: Guitar, 8-string
You're onto something there, you're a real innovator Les Paul, The Iridium, 4/14/2008
Michael Coppola began playing guitar at the age of eleven. His musical foundation, which began with instruction from guitarist Ritchie Lengel, was later developed through the combination of classical fingerstyle studies and lessons with jazz artist Sal Salvador. He pursued his education at the Boston Conservatory of Music; in Austria, at Die Hochschule Fuer Music, where he studied serial and atonal composition with Guenther Kahowitz, and later in Manhattan with jazz master Walter Bishop Jr.
In 1980 Michael won 1st place in the Ovation Guitar Company's national competition. He released his Jet Blue recording in 1987. The album, which received international attention, is a collection of jazz standards and originals all played on unaccompanied nylon string guitar....
Awards:Ovation National Guitar competition 1981 1st place John Lennon songwriting (Movin) runner up jazz division 2002 Coda Top Ten (cds) of 2002 (return of the hydra)
VOICINGS IN MY HEAD (CD) George Van Eps taken to a new galaxy cadence jan,feb,mar 2012 Michael's playing is remarkable, with interesting runs and deep harmonies. Voicings in my head presents beautiful arrangements with wonderful re-harmonizations of 16 classic tunes. Bravo! Eric Elias Just Jazz Guitar