MS Quartet + Hilary Gardner

Hilary is a true “singer’s singer”, appearing in jazz venues and festivals all over the world, as well as on Broadway in the 2010 hit “Come Fly With Me”. Her clever musicial intrepetations and eceletic song choices have made her a favorite with jazz fans all over the country.

Together, her and Mike will traverse music from the Great American Songbook, hitting on each of their own personal favorites.

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The band is:
Chris Ziemba- Piano
Dave Baron – Bass
Aaron Kimmel – Drums

NC Trad Jazz Fest!

I’m delighted to be a special guest with the newly formed Triangle Traditional Jazz Society on April 3rd and April 4th. I’ll be giving 2 concerts – 1 with the Second Line Stompers and the other with the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (a 2016 Essentially Ellington finalist). Both concerts will occur at The Glenwood Club in Raleigh, NC.

CarolBrass Endorsement!

I’m happy to announce that I’m now a performing artist for CarolBrass. This company makes excellent equipment, and I’m very happy to be playing the 5000L-YLT Bb trumpet.

Two things attracted me to this great company:

1. They play GREAT! And the sound? Forget about it! This is one of the best sounding horns I’ve ever played. I play lead and jazz, so I needed a horn that could do it all. The 5000L-YLT definitely fits the bill.

2. These horns can be bought for half the price of most other professional grade horns. Most professional horns simply cannot afford to drop $3,000 – $4,000 on a new horn while also supporting a family, paying a mortgage, etc.

If you’re looking for a new horn, check them out.

~ Mike