Michael McNeill

Michael McNeill

Over the past several years, pianist Michael McNeill has become an integral part of the creative music scene in Buffalo, performing with bands led by Kelly Bucheger and Ravi Padmanabha, co-leading a quartet with John Bacon, and leading various projects, including a trio with bassist Dave Arenius and drummer Russ Algera. He’s also collaborated with trumpet legend Paul Smoker on projects of standards and of original compositions. Passageways, McNeill’s debut CD as a leader, features renowned improvisers Ken Filiano (bass) and Phil Haynes (drums).

Pianist Michael McNeill releases his debut CD as a leader, with renowned improvisers Ken Filiano (bass) and Phil Haynes (drums).  "The McNeill Trio plays high-level improvisational music... His extended solo during album- opener 'Hold On' offers a master- class in musical storytelling…" (Buffalo News)