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Mike is a full time musician who brings a wealth of playing and composing to this new formed project. His past playing experience has included touring, recording and writing with the well established Jazz singer, Tia Brazda as well as many other singers and songwriters in the Toronto area, including Sandra Bouza, Denielle Bassels, The willows and Wendy Irvine. As Tia's main stay guitarist for 10 years, Mike has played many main stage festivals including; Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreax Jazz Festival, TD Jazz Festival as well as many other smaller festivals in Canada and the U.S.
The Mike Freedman Jazz Group is a dynamic all original project blending Mike’s love of jazz with other world musical influences. Mike has an eclectic musical background, having played Beatles music as well as studying classical guitar but then branching out to jazz, blues and music styles from around the world. The current band line up includes: Max Senitt (drums), Kobi Haas (bass), and Jeremy Ledbetter (piano)
Into The Daybreak is Mike Freedman’s debut album as a jazz instrumentalist. Inspired by 30 years of performing and writing in the Toronto music scene, as well as touring extensively in the US and Europe with other artists, Mike took to the studio to record some of his original songs and channel his creative energies. Recorded and mixed by Grammy nominated engineer Jeremy Darby at Canterbury Music Studios in Toronto, Mike was able to create a very memorable album.
The CD features 9 of Mike’s tunes which blend his love of many different styles of music, ranging from jazz, latin, folk to gospel and film music. These 9 contrasting and colourful tunes glimmer with inspired performances and vibrancy. The fabric that runs through these contrasting tunes is the strong melodic content. The tunes have a depth and feel that is both natural and familiar but also unique and memorable.
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