Born: January 24
Mike's day job with the world's favourite airline has allowed him to meet some great musicians and play salsa in Caracas, funk in Accra, bhangra in Bangladesh, soca in Tobago and highlife in Harare.
Originally from the city of Bath in the west of England, he first came to the USA courtesy of a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he played with the Penn Jazz Ensemble. He now divides his time between London, where he plays bari sax with the Cuban dance band Orquesta Estelar, and the Philly/New Jersey area.
Mike studied with legendary saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis for several years, and has played big band jazz at the Cool Jazz Festival in Vermont for the last four years with guest artists Chris Vadala, Jerry Bergonzi and Amanda Carr...