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News and updates

Schedule updates coming soon, keep checking in for new information! Check out this band’s YouTube page: Dion Parson & 21st Century Band!  It is a really hip Caribbean Jazz/Fusion band with some GREAT musicians in it: Dion Parson, Victor Provost and others. If you happen to be in the DeKalb, Illinois area on October 20th check out Mike Mixtacki’s concert at NIU.  It is going to feature another great band called Ritmo Unidos that features Mike Spiro and many others!  Check out Mike M’s schedule on his website HERE. — mike

Busy Week!

This week is a very busy one!   THURSDAY:  NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party.  There will be a DJ, Free Food, Dance Lessons and a LIVE BAND!  The event is a whole evening of things to do!  It starts at 7:00pm at the NIU School of Music Concert Hall.  Click HERE to see the poster for the event. SUNDAY:  Hyde Park Jazz Festival.  This is a great event in Chicago’s own Hyde Park near UChicago.  The linup includes Fareed Haque, Wycliff Gordon, Ari Brown, Melvin Butler and the NIU Steelband!  Steelband kicks of at 5:30pm on Sunday on the “West Stage at[…]

@Back Third Studios

Here’s a little blast about my recording session with Katie and Lisa!  I worked with the engineers at Back Third Studios in Aurora, Illinois for the album! The track I played on has been selected to be apart of Dulcimer Player’s News sampler CD, and a review of the album is in their quarterly journal! For more information on the Moritz/Furgeson Duo album “kaleidoscope” see — mike

Music City Roots Show

If you have the chance at 7:00pm CST on a Wednesday, everyone should check out the Music City Roots show.  They have a live feed on, with high quality audio and video.   It’s a Nashville based program that plays traditional American music and a huge variety of new and eclectic styles.  Tonight featured steelpan soloist and composer Jon Scales and his band the Fourchestra!   … if you haven’t heard them, check them out ASAP! — mike


I’m working on updating the schedule and media pages!  Feel free to check them out! — mike


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