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Mike McKoy

Mike McKoy is a former member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain with professional experience in musical theatre. He has performed in six European countries and aboard the Majesty of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Celebrity Cruises. He made his debut at London’s Ronnie Scott's club opening for Elvin Jones Jazz Machine. Reviewing a show at London's 606 club for The Guardian newspaper, John Fordham later wrote that "Mike McKoy made a powerful impression opposite Elvin Jones", and described the show as "a performance of bold coolness, which grew in stature as the battle with a noisy packed house increasingly went McKoy's way." His first CD, 'Mike McKoy Swings to the Bossa Nova’ (ZECD35), was recorded live at the Pizza on the Park with Bobby Wellins (tenor saxophone), Pete Letanka (piano), Anthony Kerr (vibraphone), Simon Woolf (double bass) and Simon Morton (drums). His latest album, LUDWIG MANHATTAN'S GERMAICAN BLUES, combines spoken-word narrative and jazz

Ludwig Manhattan’s Germaican Blues

Label: Sedajazz Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Prelude; Germaican Blues; Prelude; The World is a Loveless Toilet; Prelude; Invisibility; Prelude; In the Palace of Sans Souci; Prelude; See You Next Tuesday; Prelude; Palimpsest; Prelude; Sincerity; Prelude; Good Company.

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Mike McKoy: Ludwig Manhattan’s Germaican Blues

Read "Ludwig Manhattan’s Germaican Blues" reviewed by Marta Ramon

This is not a conventional jazz album because this is not just a jazz album. Ludwig Manhattan's Germaican Blues melds together the blues feeling with literature and a strong social philosophical idea: “Could you bloom, wherever you'd been planted?" Apparently, this audio-book experiment has been inspired by Mary Flannery O'Connor's writing The Life You Save May ...

Take Five With Mike McKoy

Read "Take Five With Mike McKoy" reviewed by Mike McKoy

Meet Mike McKoy: Mike McKoy is a former member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain with professional experience in musical theatre. He has performed in six European countries and aboard the Majesty of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Celebrity Cruises. He made his debut at London's Ronnie Scott's club opening for Elvin Jones ...


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