2017 gigs so far (there will be updates throughout the year so check back often, LTDB is short for Lt. Dan Band): 2/10 North Central College Jazz Faculty featuring Art Davis, 8:00 Madden Theater 2/11San Diego, LTDB 2/17 Hawaii, LTDB 3/3 Barksdale AFB, LA, Ft. Bragg NC, LTDB 3/9 GITMO, Cuba, LTDB 3/31 Houstan, NASA, LTDB 4/7 North Central College Jazz Faculty featuring myself, 8:00 Madden Theater 4/23 Phoenix, LTDB 4/28 Lake Forst College Concert Band, Lake Forest, IL 5/1 Elastic Arts Foundation, Mitch Paliga Quartet, Chicago, IL, 8:00 pm 5/13 29 Palms Marine Base, LTDB 5/14 Los Angeles VA, LTDB 5/6 Ft. Meade MD, LTDB 5/31 Fitzgerald's Side Bar, Mitch Paliga Quartet, Chicago, IL, 8:00 pm 6/18 Hotel Del Coronado, LTDB 7/3 Bad Sneakers Orchestra (Steely Dan tribute band), Highland Indiana, 9:00-10:30 7/14 Whidbey Island, WA, LTDB 7/15 Ft. Lewis/McCord, WA, LTDB 7/18 Denver CO, LTDB 7/30 Disabled American Veterans Convention, New Orleans, LTDB 8/31 Ft. Belvoir, LTDB 9/14 Pueblo, CO, LTDB 9/15 BAMC, San Antonio, TX, LTDB 9/16 Ft. Hood, TX, LTDB 9/28 GITMO, LTDB 9/29 Patrick AFB, FL, LTDB 9/30 Elgin AFB, FL, LTDB 10/14 Las Vegas, LTDB Freemont Street
11/3 North Central College Jazz Faculty featuring Art Davis, 8:00 Madden Theater
"Paliga's adventurous spirit as a soloist is evident throughout the session (Fall Night) with firm displays of solid technique and patient playfullness." John Baron, allaboutjazz.com
"Relatively few jazz musicians take up soprano sax compared to the rest of the reed family, but Mitch Paliga is one who mastered his instrument." Ken Dryden, Billboard.com
"If you're not a fan of soprano sax playing, this album (Blithe Moments) may change some of your perceptions. The high level of musicianship, and Paliga's skill at composing, make the album worth listening to in any case." Lorelai Clarke, Jazzreview.com
"Paliga is an interesting composer but he also may be the next great voice on soprano saxophone" Jerome Wilson, Cadence Magazine
"Mitch has a beautiful sound on the soprano and some very compelling compositions that I enjoyed a lot. A stellar band as well." David Liebman
"exquisite lyric phrases from soprano saxophonist Mitch Paliga." Howard Reich, the Chicago Tribune
"The guitarist (Steve Ramsdell) would be hard pressed to find a better associate than Paliga, whose soprano compliments the writing throughout." Cadence Magazine
"Paliga, although a fine tenorist, is known for his concentration on soprano saxophone." and,"…shares his mentor's (David Liebman) fascination with chromaticism, weaving erudite lines with grace and poise." New City
"In addition to the pianist’s (Jo Ann Daugherty) core trio, the most impressive sideman is Mitch Paliga, particularly on soprano." Scott Yanow, Allmusic.com
"Saxophonist and composer Mitch Paliga, a cool Lee Konitz-style player, adds bright color to the ensemble with his probing work." Patchcord.com
MY CD'S "FALL NIGHT" AND "BLITHE MOMENTS"
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