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Mike LeDonne

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. He has won praise not only from critics but from master musicians: Oscar Peterson picked him as one of his favorite pianists of today. At age 21, Mike graduated from New England Conservatory in 1978 and moved to New York City with the Widespread Jazz Orchestra. In 1981, he left Widespread to travel to the UK with Panama Francis and the Savoy Sultans

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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” -Oscar Peterson

Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

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.

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