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A tribute to Wes Montgomery – Matt Michaud Quintet

July 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DOORS @ 6:30PM / SHOW @ 7PM
STAGE AREA: $15 Reserved Seating
BAR AREA: $10 Reserved Seating
*No refund or exchanges / Tickets can be transferred to another person*

The jazz guitar of Wes Montgomery, deemed “the biggest, warmest, fattest sound on record,” still reverberates today, nearly forty years after his death. The most influential, widely admired jazz guitarist since Charlie Christian’s heyday…” NPR

“The revolutionary jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery (born Indianapolis, 1923) was self-taught, and it showed. He played differently. He used his thumb. Most jazz guitarists used picks. Montgomery’s thumb gave his music a soft sound “with less definition between the notes,” said Ralph Adams, a longtime jazz deejay and aficionado. “It wasn’t in-your-face like hard jazz.” Montgomery’s innovation could be traced to how considerate he was. He started thumbing, according to his obituary in The Indianapolis Star, when he was learning to play and practicing at home nightly. Trying to keep the noise down for his neighbors, he found that thumbing was quieter than picking. He got comfortable playing that way, and his thumb became his signature.” Daily Kos


Matt Michaud, guitar
John Troy, alto
Bob Sneider, guitar
Paul LaDuca, bass
Mike Melito, drums

Matt Michaud is a guitarist and educator who has 20 years teaching experience. He’s had multiple international tours as a performer and holds degrees in both Jazz and Classical guitar, including a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Colorado – Boulder. In addition to private teaching, Matt teaches college music courses at Salisbury University and a University of Maryland Eastern Shore. His approach as an instructor includes finding creative ways to use current technology as a tool to help students reach their musical goals. Matt believes in helping his students achieve their musical goals in a way that is both methodical and fun. He always allows the student to pick whatever stylistic direction they choose, and assists them in executing the music they are passionate about on the guitar.

Thanks for supporting PAUSA art house, our musicians and live music in Buffalo. “Life is better with friends”



July 21, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Pausa Art House


Pausa Art House
19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 US
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