Appearing on numerous concert tours, festivals and cds since `86, guitarist Michael Arlt has been working with an ever-expanding group of international musicians, including Red Holloway, Paquito D`Rivera, Houston Person, Maria de Fatima, Jerry Granelly, Rick Hollander, Joris Teepe, Leszek Zadlo, Dan Kostelnik & WE THREE, José Cortijo, Thomas Stabenow, Luciano Biondini, Oliver Kent, Henning Sieverts, Falk Willis, Tony Lakatos, Grooveyard, Drum`n Bass act Weathertunes, Caroline de Rooij, Mathias Rüegg, Adrian Mears, Jon Sass, Gustavo Bergalli, PORTINHO TRIO: Klaus Mueller, Itaiguara Brandao, Portinho.
Touring in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Germany and the US, Arlt`s music has been showcased on a variety of radio and tv programs. Michael Arlt is an assistant professor at `Hochschule für Musik' in Würzburg, Germany and taught at a number of jazzworkshops/clinics, a. o. at Berklee College of Music, Boston.
Together with french organist Jean-Yves Jung and drummer Keith Copeland the guitarist co-led CROSS TALK. Arlt`s latest CDs are also available through cdbaby.com and Amazon
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..excellent compositions by the leader...plays with the
original melody, cites, varries, composes in the moment,
jazzimprovisation a la carte.
- Jazzpodium -
As you listen to this music, you will hear how he has
captured the essence of this jazz style through its' many
players and how his efforts make a formidable
contribution to the continuum.
- Pete Fallico, The Doodlin' Lounge, L.A. -
...is counted among the german guitar-jazz elite. His
melodic work dominates over long stretches without
hampering his colleagues in their expression.
- Extra-Dry - Musikkultur -
From 1990 - 2001, Michael Arlt taught guitar, harmony and ensemble - all
from a jazz perspective - at Hermann-Zilcher Konservatorium, Würzburg.
Since 2001 he is teaching at Hochschule für Musik, Würzburg ( www.hfm-
Also, over the years Arlt did a number of jazz workshops, among them
workshops at music colleges and universitys in Bremen, Duisburg or at
Berklee College of Music, Boston.
His students and private students ... passed entrance exams in jazz guitar
or e.g. film music composition at music universities in Munic,
Leipzig, Amsterdam, Berlin, Arnheim, Weimar, Cologne..