Mike Ciaputa is a guitarist based in the North West, playing a variety of music and styles, including classical, pop, rock, jazz and fingerstyle. He is an experienced session musician, playing in pit and function bands across the North West.
Mike is Creative Director of contemporary jazz group, The Ciaputa Trio, writing and playing original music and reinventions of classic jazz tunes. He also writes and performs fingerstyle guitar and has written one album, String Theory.
Mike is passionate about music and education and has worked with various organisations teaching and inspiring young people, including Wigan Jazz Festival, Greater Manchester Music Hub and Liverpool Philharmonic.
Mike studied Music at Lancaster University, receiving the Dennis McCaldin Prize in recognition of excellence in practical performance, and completed a PGCE in Secondary Music Education at Manchester Metropolitan University & Royal Northern College of Music.