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Over the last thirty years Mike Freedman’s guitar playing has been heard in a wide range of playing genres and styles. From jazz and blues, to R and B and pop, as well as Latin and classical, Mike brings a lyrical touch to his playing that has put him much in demand. A graduate of Berklee College Of Music, Mike has toured, performed , recorded and co-written extensively with other performers including; Tia Brazda, The Willows, Steven Taetz, Denielle Bassels, Barbra Lica, Sandra Bouza and many more. As a co-writer and performer Mike has performed hundreds of gigs, locally and on world stages including; Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Rochester Jazz Festival and The TD Jazz Festival to name a few. As a composer. Mike's has a total of 5 CD's out of original music out, music which continue to be heard internationally in film, TV and radio.
Mike Freedman's latest CD, Into The Daybreak features 9 of Mike’s original tunes which blend his love of many different styles of music, ranging from jazz, latin, to blues and ambient music. This album is Mike’s debut as an instrumental jazz artist and was released to critical acclaim, reaching #1 on the CFUV jazz radio charts and charting on many others, including 12 weeks on the Jazz Weekly charts. The album was voted as a top 25 release by Jazz.Fm and also placed 3rd in the One World Music Radio awards for jazz releases for 2021.
These 9 contrasting and colourful tunes glimmer with inspired performances and vibrancy. Mike worked closely with Grammy nominated engineer Jeremy Darby who recorded and mixed the album, capturing a natural snapshot of the music. Well respected musicians including Jeremy Ledbetter (piano), Max Senitt (drums), Chris Gale (sax), Alexis Baro (trumpet) and Kobi Hass (bass) played on the album and are also part of the live shows.