michael pagán

jazz pianist composer arranger educator conductor

Michael Pagán Keyboard

Described as a"brilliant, intense" performer of jazz piano by KC Confidential and a "dynamic artist and musical force in today's jazz world" by allaboutjazz.com Michael Pagán has performed for 40 years throughout the United States and in Europe with many jazz greats. He appears regularly in the jazz venues of Kansas City as a solo pianist, with his own trio, with bassist Steve Rigazzi in the duo Pagarazzi and as leader/pianist of the Michael Pagán Big Band. As a composer/arranger he has produced over 150 works, mostly in the jazz idiom; his recordings can be heard on the Cadence, Capri, Dutch Music Partners, Tapestry, and Artists Recording Collective labels. Michael Pagán is Chair of the Music Department at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS where he also directs Bravo!, the Ottawa University Jazz Singers.

Sax 4tet sheetmusic cover

NEW CD "2+2"

See recordings page for sound clips and ordering info

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Every Tuesday: Solo piano (10th year running) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cafe Trio, 4558 Main St., KCMO.

Second Monday of the month: PAGARAZZI piano /bass duo with Steve Rigazzi at Chaz on the Plaza, 301 Ward Pkwy, KCMO

Third Wednesday of the month: Mike Pagán duo at Chaz on the Plaza, 301 Ward Pkwy, KCMO

Visit the gigs page for current appearances.