Mike Rinta, a Grammy-winning trombonist and arranger, is native to the San Francisco Bay Area and has
been freelancing for over 30 years. He has toured the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Africa, and
Asia with many bands such as: Sly & The Family Stone, Jimmie Vaughan, Howard Tate, John Lee Hooker Jr.
and many others. In addition, he has performed or recorded with many greats such as: Herbie Hancock,
Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Bernard Purdy, Arturo Sandoval, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Elvin Bishop, Sammy
Hagar, Robert Plant, Jerry Garcia, Irma Thomas, Steve Cropper, Elvis Costello and countless others!
His Latin credits include: Tito Nieves, Eddie Santiago, Hector Rey, David Pabon, Larry Harlow, Maelo Ruiz,
Lalo Rodriguez, La India, Pete Escovedo, Shiela E