Mike Caudill is a Boston-based performer, composer, arranger, and educator. A member of several projects and collectives performing across New England and New York, Mike leads his own quartet, plays saxophone and EWI in the jazz-fusion group, City of Four, and performs with Felipe Salles’ Interconnections Ensemble. Mike has played in historic venues, including Boston’s Symphony Hall, and esteemed NYC jazz venues like Birdland, Dizzy’s Club, The Jazz Gallery, and The National Sawdust Theater. Mike has had the opportunity to perform on stage with iconic jazz figures like Sean Jones, Warren Wolf, Ambrose Akinmusire, Randy Brecker, Dick Oatts, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan, Chico Pinheiro and Karrin Allyson as a student. He has also performed with groups in other genres, including with the acclaimed rock group 10,000 Maniacs. In 2019, Mike was named winning composer in the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest for his piece, “That Familiar Connection”. As a composer, he has also received a Herb Alpert Foundation Young Jazz Composer award from ASCAP for his composition, “Time to Go”. Mike is a commissioned composer of jazz, chamber, and symphonic music. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mike holds a Master of Music in Jazz Arranging and Composition. He earned his bachelor’s degrees at UMass in Jazz and Afro-American Music as well as Acoustics. At UMass, Mike studied with Felipe Salles, Lynn Klock, Jeffrey W. Holmes, and Tom Giampietro. Through the course of his college studies, Mike attained five music awards from DownBeat Magazine for his performances and musical arrangements.
Jâca Emerging Composers Competition 2021, Third Place Ithaca College Jazz Composition Contest 2019-20, Winner 360 Degree Jazz Initiative 2016 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award 2014 Theodore Presser Undergraduate Scholar, UMass Amherst 2013
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
Moody Street Sessions
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