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A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Writing about the guitarist Mike Moreno in JazzTimes magazine, Nate Chinen declares, “There are many other guitarists out there pushing towards a modern ideal, but none with the precise coordinates that Mike Moreno has charted.” In an interview for the same magazine, Pat Metheny recommends Mike as, “a really talented guy who impressed me beyond the notes, for his general feeling, and what he’s going for.”

Since his arrival in New York, Mike has been in demand as a sideperson, performing with Greg Osby, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Kenny Garrett, and many others. He has also recorded with Bilal and Q-Tip, as well as peers such as Aaron Parks, Robert Glasper, Jeremy Pelt, Marcus Strickland, to name just a few.

We’ve been presenting Mike’s groups since 2003, and we look forward to hearing this band with the pianist Sam Yahel, the bassist Matt Clohesy, and the drummer Ted Poor on Friday night.

Mike has released four albums as a leader: Between The Lines (World Culture), Third Wish (Criss Cross), First In Mind (Criss Cross), and, as of January, Another Way (World Culture). Listen to samples from Mike’s newest recording, Another Way, here and here.