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Mike Karn

axophonist and bassist Michael Karn has been involved in the New York jazz scene for more than 20 years, and in that time he has worked with many of the music worlds most creative artists. Michael started in music as a tenor saxophonist, and after graduating high school he attended New York University, where his teachers were Joe Lovano and Jim McNeely. After college Michael immediately joined the Ray Charles Orchestra, and spent 1988 and '89 touring the United States, Europe, and Japan. Michael appeared with Ray at the Northsea and Playboy Jazz Festivals, and at such venues as the Blue Note, The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, and the Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts. At the beginning of 1990 Michael resettled in New York, and since then he has been both a member of several top-flight ensembles, and an in-demand freelancer


Up Swing

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Track listing: Edges; Baubles, Bangles, and Beads; Stand Up!; Time to Shine; Groundwork; Healing the Heart; Don't Blame Me; The Manhattaners; My Way; Rocks, Lime; Cupbearers.


Green On The Scene

Label: Cellar Music group
Released: 2023
Track listing: Red Cross; Cheatin'; Horizons; A Handful of Stars; The Song Is You; All The Things You Are;' You-Kraine (Song For Ukraine); A Tear and a Smile; Barry


With Roses

Label: Triangle7
Released: 2023
Track listing: It All Catches Up with You in the End; Be the One; The Maestro; Here in Rome; That Far Away Fella; Diamonds; That's When the Fun Starts; With Roses; Takes a Moment; On My Way.


Stage & Screen

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Too Close For Comfort; I Love Betsy; I Want To Be Happy; Tea for Two; Just In Time; Some Other Time; Where Or When; Oklahoma Suite; Time After Time; You’re All The World To Me; As Time Goes By; Coffee In A Cardboard Cup.


Article: Album Review

Robert Edwards: Up Swing

Read "Up Swing" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Veteran trombonist, educator and bandleader Robert Edwards is a fixture of New York City jazz scene, performing in many of the jazz venues in the city and, as of this writing, becoming the newest member of the famed Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Edwards fronts a marvelous quintet that has been performing regularly at Smalls Jazz Club for ...


Article: Album Review

Nick Green: Green On The Scene

Read "Green On The Scene" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Nick Green's latest release, Green On The Scene, is a captivating musical journey which combines masterful instrumentation, intricate compositions and a profound sense of improvisational exploration. Accompanied by trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, pianist Jeb Patton, bassist Mike Karn and the inestimable drummer Kenny Washington, the band embarks on a set list of compositions which are at the ...


Article: Live Review

John Pizzarelli Live at Scullers Jazz Club

Read "John Pizzarelli Live at Scullers Jazz Club" reviewed by Doug Hall

John Pizzarelli Scullers Jazz Club Debut of new album Stage & Screen Cambridge, MA June 2, 2023 With an evening dedicated to the American Songbook, acclaimed jazz guitarist and vocalist, John Pizzarelli, performed with his jazz trio at the intimate cocktail-lounge setting of Scullers Jazz Club for a small but ...


Article: Album Review

John Pizzarelli: Stage & Screen

Read "Stage & Screen" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli's Stage & Screen salutes songs from Broadway and Hollywood. However, there is also a subtext in five songs on the track list in which “time" is featured either prominently or covertly, as it deals with love lost, found, unrequited or déjà vu. In this recital, Pizzarelli is joined by bassist Mike Karn and ...


News: Recording

Acclaimed Guitarist/Vocalist John Pizzarelli Celebrates The 40th Anniversary Of His Debut Album With A Collection Of Classic Songs From Broadway And Hollywood

Acclaimed Guitarist/Vocalist John Pizzarelli Celebrates The 40th Anniversary Of His Debut Album With A Collection Of Classic Songs From Broadway And Hollywood

US / Canada Tour Begins April 25 in NYC with a week at Birdland World-renowned guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli has dedicated many of his albums to the great songwriters and performers who have helped to establish the Great American Songbook and the pop music canon: Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Richard Rodgers, and ...


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