Track

Mike Christianson

No photos available. Upload them now.

Born: May 7, 1963    Primary Instrument: Trombone

Originally from Fargo, North Dakota- Mike is fortunate to be living his dream, making a living as a New York City musician. Cursed with and open mind and a willingness to try things, he is involved in the NYC scene in many ways.

Mike started out with trombone lessons from his father, who later was his high school band director. This led to the University of Northern Colorado where he studied with Buddy Baker. Before finishing his degree Mike was called by Ray Charles to tour the world with his orchestra. After finishing his degree at Moorhead State University (MN), Mike knew it was time to move to NYC....
read more

Awards:

International Trombone Association Frank Rosolino Award- 1988
“Among the instrumental high points: …Mike Christianson’s plunger-muted trombone on ‘My Lovers Suffocate Me’”. -Don Heckman- Los Angeles Times

“….ominous…” -Downbeat

“…superb Tricky Sam is now plunger-muted trombone by Mike Christianson.” -Marc Meyers- All About Jazz(CD review)

“…trombonist Mike Christianson playing elegant solos, …” - Will Stewart- Ann Arbor News

“…top honors for the brass section go to Mike Christianson, whose sexy growl highlighted “Part X: My Lovers Suffocate Me”…” -Greg Haymes- Albany TimesUnion

“…a catalog of noises like “alarm-bells”, “cries of stevedores” and “the bass of disjointed friendship” is brilliantly embodied by trombonist Mike Christianson, et al…” -Andrew Lindemann- JazzTimes

“…and trombonist Mike Christianson were also most effective. Christianson’s plunger muted solo was very good.” Marc Meyers- All About Jazz (live review)

Gotham Wind Symphony

American Gotham
Wack Cylinder
2006
Tracks: Northwest Suite, Prelude (To A Minor Insensitivity), Eventuations, Road Trip- Next Six Miles, Swamp Stomp, Stars Below, Barn Dance.
Mike Christianson, conductor.

Gotham Wind Symphony

Music For Children
Wack Cylinder
2003
Tracks: Mother Hubbard March, The Wheels On The Bus, Lullaby, Mother Goose March, Frere Jacques, Jeremy, Children’s March, All The Pretty Little Horses, Twinkle Twinkle, Children’s Prayer, This Old Man.
Mike Christianson, conductor.

Pete McGuinness

First Flight
Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra
Summit
2007
Tracks:.
Personnel: Mike Christianson: trombone.

Loren Schoenberg & His Orchestra
Randy Sandke

Subway Ballet
Randy Sandke & Metatonal Big Band

2006
Tracks:.
Personnel: Mike Christianson: trombone.

Fred Hersch

Leaves Of Grass
Fred Hersch
Palmetto
2005
Tracks:.
Personnel: Mike Christianson: trombone.

Loren Schoenberg

Out Of This World
Loren Schoenberg & His Big Band
TCB
1999
Tracks: That Old Feeling, Close As Pages In A Book, The Blue Room, Out Of This World, VFW, Iguana, The Fable Of The Rose, Pulsacion, Moon Over Cuba, Jig Walk, Love Walked In, Bittersweet, Lover Man, Around Town, Sure Thing, Shufflebug Shuffle.
Personnel: Mike Christianson: trombone.

Ken Peplowski

A Good Reed
Ken Peplowski
Concord
1997
Tracks: Luck Be A Lady, Dream Theme, Homage Concerto for Clarinet and Jazz Orchestra, Deep, I’ve Never Been In Love Before, Purple Gazelle, Royal Garden Blues.
Personnel: Mike Christianson: trombone.

Disclaimer: All About Jazz is not responsible for the accuracy of the discographical data at the website(s) provided. If a link is no longer valid, please contact discography@allaboutjazz.com. Thank you.

Primary Instrument:
Trombone

Location:
Fair Lawn, NJ

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Sorry, no recommendations at this time.

Bach 36G, Bach 42G, Bach 50BG, Besson Eb Compensating, Besson Compensating Euphonium. Monette Mouthpieces: TS6, TT5, BT1S, BT1, 94, 97.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Mike Christianson events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Submit Take Five Answers. We'll publish your Take Five questions and answers as an article, feature it on the home page and link to it from your musician profile.
No videos available. Add a video now.
comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 3,429 Views: 5,928

Weekly Giveaways

Ed Palermo

Ed Palermo
About | Enter

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how