Michael Landau Debuts At The Compound Grill In Phoenix, AZ, On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Phoenix, AZ – – Legendary guitar hero Michael Landau will debut at the infamous Compound Grill in Phoenix, AZ on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 with his amazing psychedelic-blues-jazz-cosmic band “The Michael Landau Group,” along with soulful blues-rockers The Kirk Fletcher Band.

The Compound Grill is located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Building 21, Phoenix, AZ 85054. Doors open at 4pm for dinner. Show starts at 8pm. Phone number is (480) 840-5483.Tickets are $20 in advance, or $22 at the door and can be purchased now by visiting http://www.thecompoundgrill.com.

To hear music from Landau or Fletcher or see additional tour dates, please visit http://www.myspace.com/michaellandau or http://www.myspace.com/kirkfletcherband.

“I live for those live moments when the sound and emotion becomes this monstrous force bigger than the individual musicians, it becomes a unique creation and feel, exciting and calming at the same time, difficult to describe but I’m addicted to it,” Landau describes about playing live with his group.

Landau has recorded on over 700 records with everyone from Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, BB King, James Taylor to Joni Mitchell; and been known to wear many hats as a songwriter, producer, and engineer in addition to his enormous guitar credits since the early 80’s. Landau’s supergroup includes jazz artists Gary Novak on drums and Travis Carlton on bass. Landau will also perform as a featured guest in The Kirk Fletcher Band, with a special jam session to conclude the show. This amazing co-bill of jazz, blues and rock all in one afternoon is not to be missed!

To schedule an interview with any of the artists, please contact Amee Jana at 323.330.9559 or email amee@spinprgroup.com.


Musician and composer Michael Landau was born and raised in Los Angeles. In his early teens, Michael quickly became very interested in jazz and electric jazz music. Weather Report, Pat Martino and Jaco Pastorius were some of his early obsessions. From this diverse blend of influence, his sound and path began to take shape.

At age 19, Michael joined Boz Scaggs for a world tour and by the age of 20 he started to do session work on the recommendation of long time friend Steve Lukather. Session highlights over the coming years would include Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, BB King, James Taylor, Ray Charles and Rod Stewart. In 1984, Michael toured and recorded with Joni Mitchell for her “The Refuge Of The Roads” tour. The band featured Vinnie Colaiuta, Larry Klein and Russell Ferrante. In 1989, he released his first solo album “Tales from the Bulge”, an instrumental record initially released in Japan and on Creatchy records in the US. Wayne Shorter, with Steve Tavaglione, Vinnie Colaiuta, Carlos Vega, Steve Lukather and Jimmy Johnson featured on the release. His most recent album, “The Michael Landau Group Live” was released in October ’06 on Tone Center Records, and highlights his latest creations – solid, raw and most importantly LIVE.

Michael currently tours and performs with his own group, “The Michael Landau Group” as well as a new band with Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip and Gary Novak called “Renegade Creation.” He can also be seen live with: Hazey Jane, Kirk Fletcher, The Jazz Ministry, Stolen Fish, Michelle Branch and James Taylor. He has produced and/or mixed some selected artists and side projects including: Scott Henderson, The Jazz Ministry, Kirk Fletcher, Hazey Jane, The Dusty Meadows Band and Stolen Fish. Michael’s current heroes and influences are Kirk Fletcher, Dustin Boyer and Derek Trucks. He likes sandwiches, old things, the earth, playing music and spending time with his beautiful wife. To find out more about Michael, please visit his website at www.mikelandau.com

, JUNE 23, 2010
The Michael Landau Group & The Kirk Fletcher Band
7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Building 21, Phoenix, AZ 85054. (480) 840-5483
Doors open at 4pm. Show starts at 8pm.
$20 Adv, $22 DOS. Can be purchased by visiting http://www.thecompoundgrill.com

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