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Mike Hawkins

Michael Hawkins is a versatile and well-rounded virtuoso Jazz bassist, playing and writing in multiple sub-genres and on both acoustic and electric bass.

Hawkins has recorded and toured extensively with acclaimed pianist Cyrus Chestnut who sites Hawkins as a member of his primary group (http://www.cyruschestnut.net/frames/bio_frame.html).

He resides permanently in Richmond, Virginia with his wife and children. He performs frequently with several local groups and artists, such as Sketches, under the leadership of guitarist Gene Pendleton. As of this writing, he recently performed in the 2014 Richmond Jazz Festival with local trumpet player Victor Haskins.

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