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“They (In Orbit) blew everyone away!  Supergroup is a term that’s thrown around all too often, but In Orbit are an authentic example of musical synergy.  The lineup features names that will get your attention on first glance, and the music these guys put together is powerful, funky, and out of this world!  Can’t wait to book them again.”       Paul Hinrichs, Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival

Welcome to the home of Michael Occhipinti, guitarist, composer, and leader of numerous projects including The Sicilian Jazz Project, Shine On: The Universe Of John Lennon, In Orbit (featuring Jeff Coffin & Felix Pastorius), The Triodes,  NOJO (Neufeld-Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra), and Michael's ongoing duo project with Elizabeth Shepherd. Moving between jazz, global music, funk, pop, blues, r&b, and Chamber Music, and performing everywhere from major festivals to your living room, please click on the various pages to discover Michael Occhipinti's many musical identities.

Michael Occhipinti RELATED NEWS

Well, Covid 19 has kind of put everything on hold, but my fingers are crossed that things will improve enough in the coming months that summer tours will continue.   Elizabeth Shepherd and I are supposed to be releasing our new album and touring in western Canada June 21-July 5th, and then we are supposed to head to the maritimes to do some shows in Nova Scotia July 9-12.  With the isolation that we're all doing, she and I can't get together to finish until April at least, so we'll see what happens.  Similarly, there is a new In Orbit recording that is almost finished, but it's probably six months away from being released.  At this point, I (like all the musicians I know) have had all of my work canceled, so I'm writing music and trying to be creative, and following all the health recommendations here in Toronto.  Hope you are healthy and coping that best you can, wherever you are!

While we finish our new In Orbit album featuring Jeff Coffin (saxophones), Felix Pastorius (bass), Tom Reynolds (piano), Davide Direnzo (drums), and me, you can here our debut at  iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby, and at Amazon, or visit Ear Up!  Or you can listen to it on the IN ORBIT page!

It's a fun and funky album with some great musicianship, with 3 compositions by Michael Occhipinti, 4 by Jeff Coffin, and 1 by the group. With Jeff Coffin busy touring with Dave Matthews I can't say when we'll tour, so the recording will have to do for now.  Hope you'll check it out!

You can get Michael Occhipinti and The Sicilian Project's MUORICA here!

Guitar warmups - Files Added 

In the guitar warmups section, I've added downloadable files.  You can see some of the exercises as photos (and print that way) but you can also download the pdfs.  Enjoy!  If you think I've made your playing move down the highway in any good way, please consider supporting my music!

Guitar/Music Lessons with ME! 

Hey musicians who aren't done learning about music (which is basically all of us),  I'm taking on new private students via Zoom of Facetime or Whatsapp or whatever works for you in these crazy, isolated times! Guitar, composition, group coaching, arranging, pasta making, I enjoy it all so send me a message if you're interested!

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