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Michael Bisio

County: King County




Fellowship Awards 2003
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Michael Bisio is a composer and bassist. His work has spanned many years and different kinds of projects, from the Charles Gayle Trio to Running Man, a chamber-jazz opera by Diedre Murray. He has recorded as a bandleader for many of the top labels in modern improvised music, including Omnitone, Cadence, Music and Arts, Nine Winds, and Meniscus. His recording, Ours, was chosen as a Critic’s Choice in Cadence magazine where a review commented that “his playing appears to be produced by sorcery.” Bisio has previously received two Artist Trust GAP awards (1995, 1998) and he has been the recipient of grants and awards from Jack Straw Productions, King County’s Cultural Development Authority, Washington State Arts Commission’s Artist-in-Residence Program, and, just this year, a City Artists Award from the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

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