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Kickstart Mike Moreno’s new album!

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Kickstarter

Now’s the time to kickstart Mike Moreno’s new album XD. Doesn’t come along that often, a chance to participate in such a worthy project.  I really like the whole Kickstarter vibe and this particular cause is so exciting to be a part of. Great chance to give a little bit to the New York jazz music scene and support high quality music and dedicated artists. The Kickstarting is pretty easy (I did it:)), it works through the Amazon payments and one can give sums starting from $5. Also, each backer gets something in return (if they want) for showing their support  – digital download or hard copy of the album (or the previous ones), mention on the CD cover, concert tickets video lessons… Really awesome idea!  Now 31 days to go!

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April 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm

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Mike Moreno trio @ Bar Next Door

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Mike Moreno trio @ Bar Next Door

We got there just in time for the second set, and the place was packed. So we were recommended by the staff to have a seat in the other room, from where you could actually hear pretty well, without paying the cover. It turned out to be quite a clever idea. I like Bar Next Door, they generally have very good service and great booking so it’s always a pleasure to go see (or only hear) music there. I could also recommend their walnut pie :D.

Mike Moreno on guitar, Joe Martin on bass, Kendrick Scott on drums. They played Herbie Hancock’s I Have A Dream, Joe Zawinul’s In a Silent Way, Joe Henderson’s Isotope, Billy Strayhorn’s Lush Life and Sam Rivers’ Cyclic Episode, a tune that seems to be growing really popular in NYC recently. I think Mike Moreno now has a more a fluid and legato sound with the Marchione guitar. And Mike is at the moment one of my favorite guitar players, anyway. I was happy to hear this particular trio lineup, Kendrick Scott and Joe Martin sounded great as well.

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August 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Myron Walden's In This World @ St. Peter's Church

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Myron Walden In This World

Really nice free outdoor concert @ St. Peter’s Church, Citigroup Center Plaza @ Lexington ave @ 53rd St. I liked it a lot, was such a well balanced and musical band!  So great to enjoy events like these on a New York summer day… Myron Walden on saxophones, Mike Moreno on guitar, David Bryant on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, Colin Stranahan on drums.

Myron Walden’s In This World @ St. Peter’s Church

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Myron Walden In This World

Really nice free outdoor concert @ St. Peter’s Church, Citigroup Center Plaza @ Lexington ave @ 53rd St. I liked it a lot, was such a well balanced and musical band!  So great to enjoy events like these on a New York summer day… Myron Walden on saxophones, Mike Moreno on guitar, David Bryant on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, Colin Stranahan on drums.

Friday 13th – so much guitar!

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Mike Moreno Group @ the Jazz Gallery

Mike Moreno Group @ the Jazz Gallery

So many great choices for shows featuring killing guitar players – there was the Peter Lynch/Ray Appleton’s Wes Montgomery project @ Creole, John Abercrombie @ 86th St Barnes & Noble, Ben Monder trio @ Bar Next Door, Davy Mooney @ Bar Next Door, Mike Moreno Group @ the Jazz Gallery, Jim Hall @ Birdland, Dave Allen trio with Drew Gress, Tom Rainey, Eivind Opsvik @ Nublu… I ended up listening to Ben Monder’s 1st set @ Bar Next Door (had trouble finding a seat though, it was packed – and I was told unless I was Ben Monder’s wife or something I couldn’t be comped in there :D) and Mike Moreno who had a really good band @ the Jazz Gallery – Taylor Eigsti on piano, Matt Clohesy on bass, Adam Cruz on drums, Peter Schlamb on vibraphone. The second set was just amazing!

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November 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm

No Me'shell for me. Michael Rodriguez Quartet @ the Jazz Gallery

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Was so looking forward to hearing Me’shell Ndegeocello @ the Stone, haven’t been so excited about a concert in a while…

Guess who was disappointed

Guess who was disappointed

maybe I wanted it too much, that’s why it didn’t happen. Yeah. I’ll catch her some other time, I hope.

Michael Rodriguez Quartet @ Jazz Gallery

Michael Rodriguez Quartet @ Jazz Gallery

Walked to the Jazz Gallery instead – to hear Michael Rodriguez Quartet. Michael Rodriguez – trumpet, Mike Moreno – guitar, Joe Sanders – bass, Johnathan Blake – drums. Sounded really good, actually, the plan-B 😀

No Me’shell for me. Michael Rodriguez Quartet @ the Jazz Gallery

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Was so looking forward to hearing Me’shell Ndegeocello @ the Stone, haven’t been so excited about a concert in a while…

Guess who was disappointed

Guess who was disappointed

maybe I wanted it too much, that’s why it didn’t happen. Yeah. I’ll catch her some other time, I hope.

Michael Rodriguez Quartet @ Jazz Gallery

Michael Rodriguez Quartet @ Jazz Gallery

Walked to the Jazz Gallery instead – to hear Michael Rodriguez Quartet. Michael Rodriguez – trumpet, Mike Moreno – guitar, Joe Sanders – bass, Johnathan Blake – drums. Sounded really good, actually, the plan-B 😀