Guitarist Tom Lagana to Perform in Philadelphia at Chris' Jazz Cafe
on Friday, May 21
Performance in support of Harvest Time
Entertainment release Schematic
For the past decade, guitarist Tom Lagana has been quietly carving out a niche on the D.C.-Baltimore-Annapolis jazz scene, with occasional forays into Richmond, Virginia and Philadelphia. On Schematic, the 40-year-old protégé of guitarist Charlie Byrd makes a strikingly original statement with a potent rhythm tandem and special guests George Garzone on tenor sax and trumpeter Dave Ballou. "This is the blueprint for what I want the band to sound like," says Lagana of his impressive sophomore outing.
Also an award winning classical guitarist with numerous symphony performances to his credit, Lagana holds a master of music degree in performance from Towson University. He became an instructor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2005 and joined the faculty at Towson University in 2007. However, the versatile guitarist continues to maintain an unusually busy performance schedule.
Judging from the quality of his second CD, Tom Lagana will be on the radar for some time.Schematic is the Tom Lagana album to make guitar aficionados and the jazz world in general sit up and take notice of talent deserving of wider recognition. Enjoy much of its content live at Chris' Jazz Café.
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