Primarily recognized as an award-winning, jazz vibraphonist,
equally remarkable talents as producer, arranger, and
contributed to shaping the cutting-edge in music. Throughout
career—now spanning almost five decades—Mike has
collaborated with the
world’s most formidable jazz player’s produced numerous
discovered a host of innovative, young talent.
Raised in a family of performers and musicians, Mike’s
training began early.
At the age of 14, his own jazz trio was touring with the PAUL
ORCHESTRA, and by 17 he was playing and arranging for
Buddy Rich’s sextet-
-a tenure which continued up until 1962