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Mike Frost

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A former student of jazz legends Pat Martino and Jaco Pastorius, Mike Frost is a composer, studio musician, educator, recording engineer, and designer of Brickhouse speaker enclosures. He leads his own Mike Frost Band and tours with Jesse Colin Young and with guitarist Esteban. Mike Frost Band has released four albums, Live at the Blue Horse (2011), Riddle Me This? (2011) Frosty Christmas (2012) and Live at the Red Pepper (2013). Some more of Mike’s available recordings include Mike Frost: Inner Voice, Mike Frost: Tears of Joy, Karmic Tiempo’s Synergy, The Deep, Keith Hart’s It’s About Time, Ken Talve’s Across the Board, Jesse Colin Young’s Election Day, and Esteban Live at Red Rocks. Mike has recorded and performed with a long list of high-profile musicians including Donald Vega, The Rascals, Wycliffe Gordon, Jorma Kaukonen, Jimmy Bruno, New York Voices, The Gypsy Kings, David Mann (Tower of Power), Manolo Badrena (Weather Report), Todd Turkisher (David Byrne, Ute Lemper), John Scarpulla (Tower of Power, Bruce Springsteen), John Miceli (Meatloaf), and George Cintron (Leslie West, Blue Oyster Cult)

News: Performance / Tour

Frost Band heats things up

Frost Band heats things up

The Mike Frost Band was a pleasant surprise at the Charlotte County Jazz Society’s January 14 concert in Port Charlotte, stepping boldly into more contemporary genres while also digging deep into the mainstream jazz canon.This was the Aiken, South Carolina-based group’s first appearance in Port Charlotte – and in Florida, for that matter. The unit featured ...

Album

Inside Your Eyes

Label: Spirit Music
Released: 2014

Album

Live at the Red Pepper

Label: Spirit Music
Released: 2013

Album

Frosty Christmas

Label: Spirit Music
Released: 2012

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News: Festival

Hot Jazz, Good Cause - Just Add Water

Chicago Jazz Cruise for a Cause The cruise will be happening on Monday, Oct 19th from 6pm Boarding, 7-10pm Cruising on the Odyssey, leaving from Navy Pier (Chicago) with an outstanding array of Chicago jazz artists performing on it, including the MikeFrostProject. The proceeds will be benefiting the Vandercook College of Music Community Music Program's scholarship ...

Album

The Mike Frost Project

Label: Blujazz Promotions and Bookings
Released: 2004
Track listing: Oleo; A Night In Tunisia; You Don't Know What Love Is; Milestones; Sidewinder; St. Thomas; 'Round Midnight; Tenor Madness; Cantaloupe Island

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Nothing Smooth About It

Label: Blujazz Promotions and Bookings
Released: 2004
Track listing: Oleo/ Night in Tunisia/ You Don't Know What Love Is/ Milestones/ Sidewinder/ St. Thomas/ Round Midnight/ Tenor Madness/ Canteloupe Island.

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Article: Album Review

The Mike Frost Project: Nothing Smooth About It

Read "Nothing Smooth About It" reviewed by Ollie Bivens


An increasingly popular musician in Chicago, saxophonist Mike Frost has put together a very tight, well-oiled machine with the Mike Frost Project. On Nothing Smooth About It, the sextet pays tribute to classic tunes from the jazz canon without sounding retro. “Oleo" allows the band members to display their solo talents in a round robin fashion ...

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Article: Album Review

Mike Frost: The Mike Frost Project

Read "The Mike Frost Project" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini


If I were promoting a group's debut album, I'm not sure it'd be as the work of a band from “one of Chicago's premier cruise lines." That seems about as catchy as “famous Caribbean pizza." Luckily, Mike Frost's sextet doesn't need the pitch for its debut album, a first-class ticket that for the most part leaves ...


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