Mike DeMicco’s expansive embrace of music has led him to work with prominent artists in many genres. He’s toured the world extensively since 1980, performing and recording with a diverse cross-section of jazz, blues and popular artists, including Dave Brubeck, The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Jack DeJohnette, Nick Brignola, Warren Bernhardt, Lee Shaw, Rory Block, James & Livingston Taylor, Professor “Louie” and The Crowmatix, and many others. Mike’s selected performance highlights include appearances on PBS and NPR; at the major European and North American jazz festivals; and at prestigious clubs and venues such as The Kennedy Center, Ronnie Scott’s, LA’s Jazz Bakery, The Blue Note, Birdland, The Five Spot, The Bottom Line, Wolf Trap, Great American Music Hall, and BB King’s.
Besides being an in-demand sideman, Mike has led his own jazz group since 1987, and also co-leads an organ trio with Hammond B-3 player Pete Levin. Mike’s new CD, As The Sun Sets (Blue Forest), features longtime musical mentor, pianist Warren Bernhardt, bassists Jay Anderson and Rob Leon, and drummer Peter O’Brien. All About Jazz calls this recording “all progressive, creative quartet jazz. It’s straight-ahead, but with a contemporary feel . . . DeMicco’s compositions are complex, intricate and original vehicles. (He) possesses a fluid, melodic style and excellent technique and taste.