Ladies & Gentlemen... Mr. Ed Bagatini
BAGATINI, was born, raised and schooled in Calumet Michigan where
the circle of 4th's was taught along with the three R's. With
maternal encouragement, he graduated from Eastern Michigan University
with a Music Ed. Degree. He then became a trombonist with 5th Army
Headquarters Band. Mr. Bagatini has taught instrumental music in
various schools in Southwestern Michigan.
He laid the foundations for the band programs at Lake Michigan College and Lake Michigan Catholic Schools. Ed has had extensive experience in arranging music. He has arranged music for: The Navy School of Music, Dan Belloc, Kai Winding, Tommy Shepard, Bill Russo, Bill Porter, Mike Suter, Bobby Davidson, Western Michigan University, The Jazz Assemblage and The Nostalgics.
He was the musical director of The Nostalgics Big Band, leads The Dynabones, and The Ed Bagatini Trio. He performs with The Ed Forrest Big Band, Carol And Kaye's Dixieland Band and various church ensembles.
Major influences upon his arranging are Gerry Mulligan and the late great friend Bill Evans. Since he started THE DYNABONES, he has arranged over 450 pieces for this ensemble.
Presently, Ed and Adrienne operate a music store in downtown St. Joseph.