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 nearly 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, and with bassist Steve Rigazzi in the duo Pagarazzi. In 2014 he reassembled the Michael Pagán Big Band which performs to enthusiastic audiences in Kansas City. As a composer/arranger he has produced over 150 works, mostly in the jazz idiom and his recordings can be heard on the Cadence, Capri, Dutch Music Partners, Tapestry, and Artists Recording Collective labels. Michael Pagán teaches jazz piano and other jazz courses at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS where he also directs Bravo!, the Ottawa University Jazz Singers. He also teaches jazz piano and improvisation at the University of Missouri Columbia.


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Solo piano 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cafe Trio, 4558 Main St., KCMO since 2009. Visit the gigs page for current appearances.