Welcome to MichaelMusillami.com
Veteran guitarist Michael Musillami's career spans more than 35 years and includes extensive work as a performer, bandleader/composer and educator.
In addition to his flagship trio, which celebrates its 20th anniversary as a working unit in 2022, he has earned international acclaim as the leader of groups ranging from duo to octet featuring a wide-ranging list of prominent collaborators.
Critics have called his music "truly original" (Michael G. Nastos, AllMusic.com), "challenging and adventurous" (Bill Beuttler, Boston Globe), "scintillating and provocative" (Bill Milkowski, The Absolute Sound) and "honest, frequently surprising and consistently exciting" (Ron Wynn, JazzTimes).
He's also a longtime guitar instructor and ensemble director at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, and founder/manager of Playscape Recordings, a highly regarded independent label that has released nearly 50 independent jazz recordings since 1999.