Born: August 25
Musician - composer - band leader - recording artist - arranger - educator - producer
masterful”, a superb vibes player, “wildly talented”
Vibraphonist and composer, Mike Freeman, has been entrenched in the New York jazz and Latin music scene for over three decades. With spirited soulful swing, his performances have taken him from North America and Europe to the Azores, Caribbean, and South America. His seven recordings of original music (ranging from jazz, Latinjazz, salsa, Brazilian, fusion, and R&B) have gained national and international attention and received extensive radio airplay charting on jazz, contemporary jazz, and World Music radio. “Blue Tjade”, a tip of the hat to Cal Tjader, is followed by the latest in a line of clave infused recordings Mike has produced, “Venetian Blinds”. This latest release featuring music for El Rey (The King) Tito Puente and NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson.
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Latin jazz doesn't get any better than this –Mark Sullivan, All About Jazz
enormously impressive –Raul da Gama, Latinjazznet
…Freeman is wildly talented on the vibraphone –Mike Greenblatt, Classicalite
brilliantly played… The music cooks; it burns; it swings… – Steven A. Cerra, JazzProfiles
Freeman brings the Latin jazz vibe tradition front and center, parking it vividly and
beautifully in our faces. –Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs
Killer stuff that really resonates –Chris Spector, Midwest Record
“..an intoxicating Latin Jazz gem”
—Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner
New York City
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
35 Years of private teaching, clinic/workshop and camp experience.
The Vibraphone in Latinjazz and Salsa.