Misha Piatigorsky

Misha Piatigorsky

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Misha Piatigorsky is one of the most innovative pianists on the music scene today. His unique marriage of powerful melodies with intense rhythms makes his sound a fresh voice that excites the heart and mind, and his charisma and electric energy on stage keep any audience hanging off his every note.

Biography

Misha Piatigorsky is one of the most innovative pianists on the music scene today. His unique marriage of powerful melodies with intensely driving rhythms makes his sound a fresh voice that excites the heart and mind, and his charisma and electric energy on stage keep any audience hanging off his every note.
Misha’s trio with bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummer Ari Hoenig is a fusion of urban grooves with his non-traditional jazz compositions, breaking down the boundaries between classical melodicism and popular rhythms. Their first record, Uncommon Circumstance, was released in 2007 to great accolades. Steve Greenlee of the Boston Globe picked Uncommon Circumstance as one of the top 10 CDs of 2007, saying “Piatigorsky beautifully merges the worlds of serious jazz and pop, combining pretty melodies with sophisticated improvisation.”
Misha is the pianist and music director for singing legend Mark Murphy, and he can be found performing with him in New York clubs such as Birdland, Iridium, and Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club, as well as internationally. "Misha Piatigorsky is perhaps the most gifted of all the great pianists I've had accompany me over the years.” (Mark Murphy).
Misha currently resides in New York with his family - wife and two children, where he is a sought-after producer and performer. Misha has produced many award-winning records both for himself and other musicians featuring his compositions and arrangements. He continues composing for films, small ensembles, and vocalists, and can be heard on the major motion picture soundtracks of Chaos Theory, Pretty Persuasion, Victory Over Darkness, RX, and Danika.
Born in Moscow, Misha began his musical education at a very young age. After his immigration to the United States in 1981, Misha became an accomplished Jazz pianist, drummer, and composer. He earned his Bachelors Degree under pianist Kenny Barron, and his Masters Degree at Manhattan School of Music, having been awarded a full scholarship. Being deeply committed to the next generation of musicians, Misha continues to be an inspirational educator both at home and abroad. He was recognized in 2004 as the Winner of the BMI Thelonious Monk Composers Competition.

Discography

Uncommon Circumstance 2007
Pure Imagination 2008 (reissued from 1997)
AYA 2007
Trio del Sol 2005
Bootleg
The Happenin'
Samba Beleza
Piatigorsky Ensemble

Set List

2 or 3 sets. Approximately 60 minutes in length each.
Where's the Sun
17 Rooms
Open Window
Boogaloo Madness
Kindred Spirit
Montevideo
Nachlaot
Land of Confusion
Blues for Fools
Spanky's Dilemma
Lonely Butterfly
Baiao Banana
Dance of the Chilean Turtles
Ballade of Edward vs Edward Opus 23
Soha
Uncommon Circumstance
Since There's Only Three
Superhero
Fishing Boats
Some Standards may include:
I Fall in Love too Easily
How Insensitive
If I Should Lose You
Bye, Bye Blackbird
Just in Time
'Round Midnight
A Child is Born
One Finger Snap