Michael Sagmeister (see also: Michael Sagmeister Trio)
Sagmeister was born in Frankfurt in 1959. His musical roots
are Bebop and Hardbop, early influences had been John Coltrane,
Charlie Parker, Pat Martino and Wes Montgomery. His playing is a
mixture of Neobop, Fusion and Blues.
In the early 80‘s he toured as the opening act of the „United Jazz and Rock Ensemble“, which immideately led to fame. He then toured Southeast Asia, Northern and Western Africa. Playing many international Festivals, he now is well known in the international jazz scene.
He performed and recorded with Billy Cobham, Larry Coryell, Jack DeJohnette, Lyle Mays, Dave Samuels, Albert Mangelsdorff, Wolfgang Dauner, Charlie Mariano, Randy Brecker, Volker Kriegel, Attila Zoller, Miroslav Vitous, Emily Remler, Gerry Brown and Pat Martino.
Next to teaching numerous Jazz-Workshops he is working as a Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt. In 1999 his textbook „Sagmeisters Jazzgitarre“ was released and is a bestseller since.
„I can’t believe how good he is playing. For me he is one of the best guitarists in the world.“
„Michael is simply tremendous.“
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