Mikan and I have played together on many occasions..He's a very good musician, but what I like most about him is his fire and spirit. He seems to truly have a grasp of the essence of jazz piano. -Charles Mcpherson
It's always a pleasure to watch Mikan perform. His consummate command of the keyboard allows him to express musical emotions with inventive ease.- Chuck Perrin
Those with a good ear for great jazz piano may hear the influences of Peterson, Tyner and Powell in Mikan's playing, but like the influences of Titian in a Rembrandt, what we have in Mikan is a Rembrandt,..it only looks like a Titian at first glance-John Paul Jones...