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Concert | An Evening with TIN/BAG


Sunday July 15, 2018: 6:00pm to 7:00pm


Westgate Branch: West Side Room


TIN/BAG, the bi-coastal duo of California trumpeter Kris Tiner and Tennessee guitarist Mike Baggetta, deals with a music that is spare and ethereal, exploring the spaces between jazz, folk and traditional music, and contemporary composition. Since 2004 Tiner and Baggetta have toured extensively, presenting their original music along with inventive renderings of works by Bob Dylan, Kitty Wells, Thelonious Monk, Carla Bley, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Leonard Cohen and others. Their 2011 album Bridges was named as one of the ten best jazz recordings of the year by critic Hank Shteamer of Time Out New York.

Kris Tiner is a California-based trumpet player, composer, and improviser. Featured on NPR Music as one of a handful of new trumpet voices impacting modern music, his playing has been described as “extraordinarily inventive” in Signal to Noise Magazine, and the LA Weekly claims “Trumpeter Kris Tiner can turn barbed wire to beauty.”

Mike Baggetta is a guitarist and composer living in New York City. It has been said that he is “a guitarist of slippery proficiency” (The New York Times), that his performances are “totally compelling” (Jazz Journal, UK) and that his melodic sense is truly beautiful” (

two jazz performers on stage with trumpet and guitar