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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: August 22, 1988

Born into a musical family, Mike has always been immersed in music. He has been playing guitar since he was 7 and his early influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. Mike also studied classical piano for 13 years, performing in dozens of recitals and competitions. He won the Nicholas Flagello piano competition in 2000 and 2001. Drawn to improvised music from an early age, studies with legend John Patitucci during late high school sparked Mike’s interest in jazz.

A self-taught guitarist for 10 years, during the last several years, Mike has studied primarily with Bruce Dunlap, John Patitucci, Adam Rogers, Vic Juris, Jamie Begian and Ethan Mann, and also with Kenny Werner, Claudia Villela, John Abercrombie and Oren Fader. Mike recorded original music on multiple occasions with renowned producer Bob Thiele in Los Angeles; those recordings led to his national television debut in 2004. In 2007, Mike performed original compositions at the Pelham Music Festival, at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, and at Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center....
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“Rood is the future high hope for jazz…refined technique of the highest order and a quintessential beautiful tone… one of the most lively and original albums this year… a musical genius… a master guitarist and composer.” - Mihaly Czekus, HiFi Magazine, Hungary

“The Desert and the City is a measured, beautifully crafted date of quietly insistent tracks… Its consistent vibe, originality, and first-rate musicianship make it well worth the investment in time…It's easy to get lost and just float away on Rood’s playing.” - Greg Simmons, All About Jazz

“Sparse settings of relative quietude and lively demonstrations of technical sophistication and motion… The group engages in devilish interplay as they create interlocking parts that move in different and surprising ways… Rood's work is brimming with thoughtfulness, sophistication and musical maturity.” - Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

“Mike Rood presents an ambitious and unique musical vision on his debut album… freely mixing driving rhythms of progressive rock and ambient textures of ECM-style jazz and carefully orchestrated impressionistic harmony.” - Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

“Quite simply the best I’ve heard in 2011… all four players are right inside each others’ heads… music that will invade your spirit and not let go… perfect form and perfect execution… most highly recommended.” - Improvijazzation Nation Magazine

“Rood shines… His soloing combines an admirable harmonic and melodic sense that goes far from the standard cliches and stays there… he shows polish and subtlety that is quite rare… a most promising new guitarist… he could be quite important.” - Gapplegate Guitar Magazine

“Mike Rood has a wonderfully fresh approach to the guitar… crystal-clear melodic lines and gorgeous atmospheric soundscapes… a compelling and distinctive new voice.” - Rochester City Newspaper

“Truly inspired and sincere… rebounding moods and elastic melodies… Rood has the ability to hold the listener’s attention and keep the spotlight on himself throughout the entire duration of the album.” - Roberto Paviglianiti, All About Jazz Italy

“One of the best and brightest of the new generation of instrumental jazz-fusion guitarists… Mike Rood is a master at conjuring spacey, hypnotic guitar grooves that take the listener on a stimulating sonic journey.” - MusicWeb Express

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Primary InstrumentGuitar

LocationPelham, NY

Willing to teachBeginners

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Featured recording “The Desert And The City”

The Desert And The City

Self Produced
2011
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    The Desert and the City

    Self Produced
    2011
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