Primary Instrument: Vibraphone
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. ...
Awards:Recommended 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
Mike Freeman ZonaVibe In The Zone (VOF recordings, 2007)
Mike Freeman Wiggle Stomp, VOF recordings, 2000
Mike Freeman & Spellbound® Street Shuffle (Best Recordings, 1991)
Mike Freeman & Spellbound (debut recording, 1985)
Other recordings include:
Mark Holen Zambomba Three Gold Coins (Zambomba Productions, 2009)
Lucho Cueto's Black Sugar (Latin Sound 2007)
Ray Mantilla Good Vibrations (Savant, 2006)
Son Boricua Fabuloso 70's (Cobo music, 2004)
Mark Holen Zambomba Streching The Truth, (Zambomba Productions, 1997)
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New York, NY
Years of private teaching, clinic/workshop and camp experience.
The Vibraphone in Latinjazz and Salsa.