“Micic is bringing an intriguing new perspective to the jazz guitar.”—The New York Times
Mike Moreno is a masterful composer, with a sense of sophistication that belies his age, and an extraordinary improviser…
—Andrew Lienhard, jazzhouston.com
Acclaimed jazz guitarists Rale Micic and Mike Moreno bring their formidable quartet to Zinc jazz club on Monday, July 11. They’re supported by Peter Slavov on bass and Jason Tiemann on drums.
Rale Micic is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed jazz musicians to emerge from Serbia. Audiences throughout the world have been captivated by Micic’s mesmerizing music, exploring the interaction between his Serbian musical roots and his extensive knowledge of jazz. Micic has worked with jazz artists such as Tom Harrell, Don Friedman, Eric Alexander, Jason, Delfeayo Marsalis, etc. He is a member of Tom Harrell Chamber Ensemble and is featured on the critically acclaimed release First Impression (2015 High Note). Rale Micic plays Sadowsky Guitars and D’Addario strings.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Mike Moreno began studying music formally at the Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, a school renowned for its musical alumni, which includes such luminaries as Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Bryan Michael Cox, Eric Harland, Chris Dave, Kendrick Scott, and Beyoncé. After graduating, Mike moved to New York City with a scholarship to attend the New School University. While still in school he began garnering the recognition necessary to be called to perform and tour with some of the most venerable names in the Jazz world as well as rising stars of the scene. Over the years, they have included The Joshua Redman Elastic Band, Lizz Wright Band, Nicholas Payton Quartet, Stefon Harris Sonic Creed, Me’Shell N’Degeocello, Jason Moran, Terence Blanchard, Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gretchen Parlato, Aaron Parks, Claudia Acuña, Greg Osby 4, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jeremy Pelt, John Ellis, Myron Walden, Kenny Garret, Yosvany Terry, Ralph Bowen, Will Vinson and more.
Showtimes are at 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm. Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 day of show. For more info, call (212) 477-9462 or visit https://www.zincjazz.com.