Mike Baggetta Trio Plays At Barking Legs Thursday

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Mike Baggetta Trio will perform at Barking Legs Theater on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Review for the Mike Baggetta Trio:

Mike Baggetta is a guitarist making some of the most beautiful and innovative music you’ll hear on the electric guitar. His musical style is jazz blended with rock, electronica, and country influences that creates a sound that is unique and universal simultaneously. Mike will be bringing some pretty heavy guns in bassist Jerome Harris and drummer Billy Mintz. Jerome played both bass and guitar for years with Sonny Rollins. He has also recorded and/or performed live on six continents with such jazz notables as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Ray Anderson, Don Byron, Bobby Previte, Oliver Lake, Amina Claudine Myers, Bob Stewart, George Russell, Julius Hemphill, and Bob Moses. Billy Mintz has played in the bands of everyone from Lee Konitz in the 70s to Mike Garson (of David Bowie fame) to Charles Lloyd.  

A member of the CoPAC presents series The Floor is Yours will be hosting their October event The Floor is Yours: Out in the World on Friday at 8 p.m. This monthly performance art showcase allows artists from around Chattanooga to perform uncensored. This month the theme asks the artists to reflect on what changes they want to see in the world and how to do something to make those changes possible. This month, because is it Tennessee Valley Pride and LGBT+ History Month, the Floor is Yours will also focus on the LGBT+ artists.  

Other shows this October are: Mike Compton on Thursday, Joe Newberry on Friday, Oct. 13, and Burton Greene on Sunday, Oct. 22.

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