Chopinda, pronounced “show-panda” is the solo piano music of Michael Maricle. Michael has been playing the piano for over forty years now, so Chopinda is really a taste of Michael’s innate talent. A little bit serious and a little bit silly is what Michael brings to the table with this project, which blossomed from his work as a musician at various dance schools in Seattle. All of Chopinda’s music is improvised on the piano, and is based on melodic themes prepared beforehand in the studio. Expect some classical, some jazz, some pop, and maybe even something familiar as you experience the music of Chopinda.