Musician - composer - band leader - recording artist - arranger - educator - producer
The Vibesman behind many notable musicians and groups, Mike Freeman brews up a heady blend of musical elements. Richly melodic and rhythmically intense, this fiery mix fuels spirited interplay among the group’s top-notch musicians. From North America and Europe, to the Azores, Caribbean, and South America, his music ignites audiences at festivals, concert halls, colleges and clubs. Strong writing skills, a thoroughly developed jazz background, and a dynamic performing style underscore Mike’s performances. ...
AwardsRecommended Evaluation United States Information Agency, 1985 Toured Portugal on a grant from the Fulbright Foundation and The American Embassy in Portugal, 1985. Medal of the City of Guarda, Portugal, 1985. Meet The Composer Grant
“...a top-notch Latin jazz quintet that often sounds like a bigger band.” —Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
“... a fine, inventive vibraphonist and an exciting jazz group...” —Lee Prosser, JazzReview.com
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New York, NY
Years of private teaching, clinic/workshop and camp experience.
The Vibraphone in Latinjazz and Salsa.