Mike Melito

Mike Melito hails from Rochester, NY where he keeps an active performance, recording, and teaching schedule. Mike comes from a very musical family and started playing at a very early age. Mike's older brother Tom is also a jazz drummer based in NYC for over 30 years. He helped Mike in every aspect of jazz drumming. His father and other brother Chris both play trumpet and played an important role in Mike becoming a musician. They have encouraged him to study hard, listen to the greats and above all be swingin!! Mike names Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Art Taylor, Billy Higgins, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb and Papa Jo Jones as main influences

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