Violinist Diane Monroe and vibraphonist Tony Miceli have been working together in various contexts for about three decades, but that doesn't mean they had instant comfort with the idea of working as a duo. When they first visited the idea in 2009, both Monroe and Miceli were a bit apprehensive. Regardless, they decided to move past their fears and move forward with the partnership. They spent time honing their sound together, finally presenting that sound to the public via live webcasts from Miceli's basement in 2010. Now, with the engrossing Alone Together, they move from the basement to the marketplace. ...read more
Tony Miceli/Craig Ebner QuartetChris' Jazz CaféPhiladelphia, PAMay 25, 2012Philadelphia-based vibraphonist Tony Miceli and guitarist Craig Ebner led their quartet through two sets dedicated to the music of the Red Norvo Trio.Norvo's renowned trio included guitarist Tal Farlow and bassist Charles Mingus--both relative unknowns during their time in the vibraphonist's group from 1949 to 1953, but eventually becoming immensely influential figures on their own instruments. With a repertoire comprised mainly of standards, Norvo's material lends itself well to new interpretation and creative change.Miceli and Ebner's quartet began with a ...read more
Dave Cullen and Tony MiceliReading Public Museum 22nd Annual Boscov's Berks Jazz FestReading, PAMarch 25, 2012Guitarist Dave Cullen and vibraphonist Tony Miceli played the final Reading Public Museum Bagels & Brunch concert of the season. Held in conjunction with the 22nd annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest, the museum atrium provided interesting acoustics in an intimate setting.Berks county native Cullen, and Philadelphia-based Miceli have frequented local jazz venues in various combos, but this was their first time together in this area as a duo. Cullen's soft Fender Statocaster sound complemented and counterpointed Miceli's Musser ...read more
Tony Miceli Jazz Brunch at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 20, 2008
Brunch at a good restaurant can be a pleasant way to enjoy a Sunday morning and early afternoon. Music brunches are common around Philadelphia, Bucks County, and New York City, some of which have jazz, most often performed by a pianist in the background. But after this first-time" experience, Jazz Brunch at (of all places) The Philadelphia Museum of Art now tops my A-list for music, food, and atmosphere.
A friend mentioned this venue to me recently ...read more
Tony Miceli is a jazz artist well known in Philadelphia music circles and receiving increasing exposure nationally and internationally. He is a vibraphonist of astonishing virtuosity and musical resilience and inventiveness. Above and beyond his mastery of the instrument itself, Tony is a creative force in the musical community. For instance, in the late 1990's, he established a group called Monkadelphia, dedicated to performing the music of Thelonious Monk in an innovative, contemporary way. That group is still flourishing today, and performing Monk in a way that no other musicians can match in virtuosity, complexity, and avant-garde nuances. More recently, ...read more
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