Michael Radliff Quartet - Night and Day
Michael Radliff - guitar / vocals
Adam Carlson - drums
Corey Adkins - bass
Torrey Newhart - piano
Michael Radliff plays a variety of tastefully arranged jazz standards, and contemporary pop tunes, with carefully crafted and personalized set lists. His mix of mellow vocals with the classic sound of a small jazz combo has been compared to Diana Krall, Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra.
Michael Radliff has gained local attention through his numerous live performances and high-profile shows. If you're looking for the perfect jazz group to perform at your corporate event or wedding, or you're looking to add live jazz to your local bar, tasting room, or restaurant, contact Michael today.
Michael Radliff has taught the guitar to hundreds of students over the past 20 years, from absolute beginners to guitarists with decades of experience, ranging from ages 5 to 65.
All guitar lessons are tailored to each student’s unique interests while focusing on good musicianship and technique.Genres of study include jazz, blues, pop, acoustic, fingerstyle/folk, rock, classical, country, funk/R&B, singing and playing, as well as songwriting and music theory.
Guitar students will learn the fundamentals of music notation and how to read TAB and chord charts, how to play fluid single note melodies and strum with a solid sense of rhythm. They will learn to identify the notes of the fret board in an easy systematic manner. They’ll explore the fret board with moveable chord shapes, scales and arpeggios while working on improvisation and ear training. Most importantly, students will learn the songs and styles of music they love.
Playing music is fun and extremely gratifying, but learning to play an instrument has many additional significant benefits. Playing an instrument develops self-confidence, increases listening and communication skills, and provides an outlet for personal expression. Recent scientific research has shown that actively working with musical sounds enhances the brain's ability to adapt and change. It can have a far-reaching and meaningful impact on a student’s life, and it’s never too late to start.