Mike Caudill is a Boston-based performer, composer, arranger, and educator. A member of several projects and collectives performing across New England and New York, Mike leads his own quartet, plays saxophone and EWI in the jazz-fusion group, City of Four, and performs with Felipe Salles’ Interconnections Ensemble. Mike has played in historic venues, including Boston’s Symphony Hall, and esteemed NYC jazz venues like Birdland, Dizzy’s Club, The Jazz Gallery, and The National Sawdust Theater.
Mike has had the opportunity to perform on stage with iconic jazz figures like Sean Jones, Warren Wolf, Ambrose Akinmusire, Randy Brecker, Dick Oatts, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan, Chico Pinheiro and Karrin Allyson, among others. He has also performed with groups in other genres, including with the acclaimed rock group 10,000 Maniacs.
In 2019, Mike was named winning composer in the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest for his piece, “That Familiar Connection”. As a composer, he has also received a Herb Alpert Foundation Young Jazz Composer award from ASCAP for his composition, “Time to Go”. Mike is a commissioned composer of jazz, chamber, and symphonic music.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mike holds a Master of Music in Jazz Arranging and Composition. He earned his bachelor’s degrees at UMass in Jazz and Afro-American Music as well as Acoustics