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The Mike Freedman Jazz Project
The Mike Freedman Jazz Project is a dynamic all original project blending Mike’s love of jazz with other world musical influences. Mike has an eclectic musical background, playing Beatles music as well as studying classical guitar but then branching out to jazz, blues and world music. Mike fell in love with jazz guitar later in High School and went on to study at Berklee College Of Music on a scholarship. While at Berklee Mike immersed himself in the history of traditional and modern jazz, listening and playing the music of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane as well as other instrumental guitarists including Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny and more modern players like Mike Stern, who still influence his music today. Mike also became interested in film scoring and has scored several feature films to date which has also influenced the musical direction of this project. The music that Mike is forging on this new recording blends many of his influences while having it's own original concept and sound. The group currently consists of Mike Freedman, Max Senitt (drums), Kobi Hass (bass) and Jeremy Ledbetter (piano).
Mike is a full time musician and brings a wealth of playing 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 jazz singers in the Toronto area. As Tia's main stay guitarist for 10 years, Mike has played many big 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 music on this project incorporates varied rhythms and styles, including jazz, latin, blues and folk music from around the world. Mike will be releasing the recording of this project in the spring of 2020.