Based in Austin, Texas, Michael McNeill is an accomplished pianist, both as a soloist mcneill2_wweband in company with several highly regarded groups. His personal style ranges from maintream to avant-garde to post-bop and chamber jazz, and he’s also active in classical music. His recordings have been described as “simultaneously innovative and accessible.” As one who played in Buffalo for years, he’s maintained a strong western New York following and, with family in Ithaca, he’s looking forward to this Tompkins County solo appearance. His music has been called “thoughtful… interactive… seriously playful,” and it’s said to be “brimming with intelligence and passion.” Tickets to the concert ($10) will be available at the door.