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Michael Ragonese Trio
Sunday, October 2$25 – $35
Seatings at 6:30-7pm & 8:30pm
Black Cat JAZZ@theEDGE! Presents…
The Michael Ragonese Trio
Michael Ragonese – Piano
Anthony Fung – Drums
Luca Alemanno – Bass
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 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 many jazz publications and recently released his newest single entitled “Rivers”. Since the release of his record in 2019, Michael has toured internationally with his music and has performed at some of the best jazz clubs in the world. In addition to Michael’s performance career, he also owns and runs “Rags School of Music”, which is a music school dedicated to helping musicians develop and further pursue their love of music.
Anthony Fung is a drummer, composer, producer and bandleader currently based in Los
Angeles, CA. Having performed at festivals and venues worldwide, Anthony has appeared at International
Jazz Day (St. Petersburg, Russia and Havana, Cuba), Panama Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Toronto Jazz Festival. He has performed and worked alongside luminaries such as Herbie Hancock, Danilo Pérez, Kenny Lattimore, Terrace Martin, Alicia Olatuja, John Beasley and Justin Nozuka among others. Anthony’s composition work can be heard on Hulu’s “Your Attention Please Season 6” hosted by Craig Robinson, and “The Last Tourist,” a documentary which premiered at the Vancouver and Calgary International film festivals this past October.
Upright/electric bassist Luca Alemanno is based in Los Angeles, California (originally from Lecce, Italy), and has performed and recorded with artists including Herbie Hancock, Miguel Zenón, Mark Turner, Walter Smith III, Gerald Clayton, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and many others. Luca studied at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and previously earned degrees in classical double bass and jazz electric bass in Italy. In 2019, Luca released his debut album as a bandleader, I Can See Home From Here.