“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 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 newest project The Longest Street in The World, featuring Elizabeth Shepherd. Moving between the worlds of Jazz, World Music, Funk, 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

I'll have a busy touring schedule this spring, with trips to western Canada and Europe with Elizabeth Shepherd and another trip to British Columbia with Lester McLean.  The dates are here, but meanwhile here's some fun and funky video of Lester in action:  

The new In Orbit album featuring Jeff Coffin (saxophones), Felix Pastorius (bass), Tom Reynolds (piano), Davide Direnzo (drums), and me is out November 7th!  You can get it on 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. Guitar, composition, group coaching, arranging, pasta making, I enjoy it all so send me a message if you're interested!

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