Pianist Mike LeDonne started playing piano at the age of 5 and was raised in his parent’s music store. By the age of 10 his father, a jazz guitarist, began booking him on gigs. He is now an internationally renowned pianist and organist with the unique experience of having played with a wide spectrum of jazz masters from Benny Goodman to Milt Jackson and Sonny Rollins. He has won praise not only from critics but from master musicians: Oscar Peterson picked him as one of his favorite pianists of today.
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Hearing Mike LeDonne was a startling revelation. I was knocked out - Milt Jackson
Mike exudes allegiance to the great masters while effortlessly exhibiting his own definitive style - Cedar Walton
One of the most promising and talented pianists of this era
New York, NY
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
Faculty at Juilliard 2001 - 2006. Adjunct Faculty for The New School 1999 to the present. Jazz For Teens program at The New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1998 to present. Also many clinics around the world.