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Michael Ragonese Trio: Recollections

Sunday, February 5

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Black Cat JAZZ@theEDGE!! Presents…

Michael Ragonese Trio: Recollections

The Michael Ragonese trio returns in concert for a very special show featuring Gary Pratt, an award winning bassist/educator and Andres Salazar, drummer, who has performed with Gerald Clayton, Billy Childs and many more. Michael is excited to perform again with his very first trio going back more than 10 years. This trio grew together through the years and developed fresh ideas performing great American songbook standards highly influenced by the Keith Jarret and Brad Mehldau trio. This show will feature a selection of songs from the Great American Songbook and Michael’s original compositions. Join us for a very special night.

Michael Ragonese is a Los Angeles based pianist, composer, and educator. He received his Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies at California State University Northridge in 2014. Michael has performed, recorded and toured internationally with artists such as Bennie Maupin, Charnett Moffett, Alphonso Johnson, Sue Raney, John Daversa, Louise Cole, Gary Pratt, Walter Smith III, David Binney, Bob Reynolds, Bob Sheppard, Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Engelbert Humperdinck, Aubrey Logan and Grace Kelly. Michael released his debut album in 2019 entitled “Day to Day” which appeared in jazz publications and released his newest single entitled “Rivers”in 2022. In Addition to Michaels performance career, he also owns and runs “Rags School of Music”, which is a music school dedicated to helping young musicians develop and further pursue their love of music. Michael will be recording and releasing a new album in summer 2023. Be sure to follow him on instagram at @Mikeragss for tour dates and album news.

Band Members:
Michael Ragonese – piano
Andres Salazar – drums
Gary Pratt – Bass

Sunday $25-35
Set 1 seating times: 630 / 645 / 7
Set 2 seating times: 830 / 845 / 9


Sunday, February 5