I'm Tony Miceli, and I'm a vibe player in Philadelphia, Pa. I play, teach and I run

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Big Hands!

Monday, October 22, 2007

A Must Have!

Forget about the latest cds, the latest new synths, the latest licks.This is an endorsement for a GPS! I’m travelling in Wisconson, Ohio, Illinios and Michagan with only addresses. We put the address in the GPS and that’s it. It’s so amazing and effortless.

Even from the gig to the hotel it’s sooooo simple. I have some cute sounding Australian women telling me where to turn! We haven’t pulled out a map yet.

If you don’t have one, you don’t know what you’re missing! If you’re a gigger and you don’t have a gps…. Get one! You’ll be so happy!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Some Musical Inspiration For Trumpet Players and Other Devoted Jazz Musicians

She MUST HAVE studied with Maynard. She gets up pretty high.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Pat Metheny's comments about Kenny G.

Out of curiosity, I downloaded a song called "I agree with Pat Metheny" by Richard Thompson last night, and was made aware of Pat Metheny's negative reviews of the esteemed saxophonist (even though he began dissin' the G-man in 2000.) What do you all think about this? Is Metheny merely stating the obvious? What is your view of what Kenny G's overdubbing of Louis Armstrong's classic recording?
Pat Metheny's original comments
Pat Metheny's follow-up comments
Kenny G's response to the web controversy

Jazz and Death

I was checking out what looks to be a very interesting book, "Jazz and Death, Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats," by Frederick J. Spencer, M. D., and it appears to separate truth from legend, in the cases where the distinction can be drawn. The book is still out of my price range. I am a bit of a science geek, but what do you all think? Do you ever wander what the truth was and what was myth, possibly propelled by publicists, or family members?
here's the link for the book

Monday, September 24, 2007

Today's New Age Music Is Crap

Todays New Age Music Is Crap

The Onion

Today's New Age Music Is Crap

Boy, nothing stays good for long, that's all I can say.

Brunch Livened Up By Jazz Trio's Violent Breakup

The Onion

Brunch Livened Up By Jazz Trio's Violent Breakup

SAN FRANCISCO—An ordinary Sunday afternoon brunch at Café Cleo was enlivened by an explosive physical exchange between members of jazz band...

So You Want To Be a Famous Smooth Jazz Player

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sort of About Music - But This is Amazing

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

AMT Microphones

I’m endorsed and sell AMT Mics. I believe they are incredible microphones. Not only do I believe it but check out this video!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Bud Powell

Man, he’s my favorite piano player. I’ve transcribed him and studied him for years. Don’t know if any of it rubbed off, but he’s the man. If you haven’t checked out his tunes like Celia and Parisian Thoroughfare your missing some cool stuff. My favorite thing about Bud is how he plays through simple harmonies. How he gets around and moves.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

A lesson in Rhythm changes!


Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Sorry but I couldn’t resist!!!