New Album Coming Soon!

NEW INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ CD COMING OUT SOON!

NEW INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ CD COMING OUT SOON!

Recent News:

New CD Out soon! 

After a year of recording and mixing, I'm just about ready to release the album of my 8 original compositions.  The music was recorded  live off the floor at Canterbury Studios,  by Grammy nominated engineer, Jeremy Darby.  The rhythm section is comprised of Jeremy Ledbetter; piano, Max Senitt; drums, and Kobi Hass; electric and stand up bass. Special guests include: Curtis Freeman on fretless electric bass,  Chris Gale on tenor saxophone, Alexis Baros on trumpet and Louis Simao on Cuica. 

The music has a contemporary jazz feel, featuring strong melodic ideas and solos, interwoven with odd time signatures and unexpected but interesting twists and turns.  I have melded together my love of traditional jazz and blues with some more contemporary type approaches and forms. 

The cover design will feature photography by a fantastic Canadian photographer; Matt Molloy and graphic design by the very creative Kevin Ball.

Earth Jam 

Well today I'm releasing a project in the works for about a month or so. I wanted to try and fuse improvised music with some images. I recorded some guitar live with a loop on facebook in April. Sean Jefferson and John Brewer contributed by adding some wonderfully tasteful playing. I was able to use some NASA images which they have put in public domain. So here you have it; the 20 minute Earth Jam along with Carl Sagan's famous monologue "The Pale Blue Dot." As a musician this was perhaps my way of saying something without saying something, rather through my instrument, about these turbulent times...

 

https://youtu.be/nvjREZ9dDSU

co-written songs on Barbara Lica upcoming release 

Mike was happy to hear that two songs he co-wrote with Juno nominated jazz singer Barbra Lica will be added to her upcoming release on November 9, 2018.  Look for the songs; "The Birds And The Bees" and "Lucky Break"

Lots of summer dates  

Looking forward to a lot of festival gigs this summer with Tia Brazda.  Here is a song we co-wrote from her first album: