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 over 40 years throughout the United States and in Europe with many notable jazz musicians. 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,and Artists Recording Collective labels. Michael Pagán is Associate Professor of Music at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS where he also directs Bravo!, the Ottawa University Jazz Singers.

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Every TUESDAY: Solo piano (since 2009) 5:30 pm - 8:30 at Cafe Trio, 4558 Main St., KCMO.

Second MONDAY of the month: PAGARAZZI piano /bass duo with Steve Rigazzi 6-10 pm at Chaz on the Plaza, 301 Ward Pkwy, KCMO

Third WEDNESDAY of the month: Mike Pagán duo 6-10pm at Chaz on the Plaza

Second THURSDAY of the month: Mike Pagán, piano/Louie Pagán, bass 7-11pm at the Phoenix, 302 W. 8th St., KCMO