A rising star on the Buffalo jazz scene, pianist Michael McNeill is known for his work with Wooden Cities New Music Collective and the New Buffalo Jazz Octet. With the release of his debut CD, "Passageways," McNeill is making a name for himself as a formidable band leader. At the Bop Show he'll share the stage with two excellent veteran players. Bassist Ken Filiano has recorded with Anthony Braxton and Joseph Jarman. Drummer Phil Haynes is known for his work with Dave Liebman and Paul Smoker.
The Michael McNeill Trio performs with Ken Filiano and Phil Haynes Monday, January 20, 8 p.m. at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave. $10. 271-3354, bopshop.com.