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Mike Moreno

Originally from Houston, Texas, Mike began studying music formally at the Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, a school that is renowned for it’s musical alumni. Which include names as Jason Moran, Beyonce, Robert Glasper, Brian Michael Cox, Eric Harland, Chris Dave, and Kendrick Scott. Much to be inspired by, this was a huge influence in the progression of his musical development.

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Moreno shines as a shrewd composer who is blessed with enviable chops and a wide-ranging jazz vernacular that bears a mark of distinction. -Glenn Astarita

Guitarist Mike Moreno shines. His liquid timbre pooling into solos that are conversational but as disciplined as poetry. --Michael J. West, Jazztimes Nov. 2007

There are many other guitarists out there pushing towards a modern ideal, but none with the precise coordinates that Mike Moreno has charted. --Nate Chinen, “The Gig” JazzTimes Magazine

Mike Moreno's appealing tone, cascading lines and inherent sense of lyricism mark him as one of the the most outstanding guitarists since Kurt Rosenwinkel. -Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes Magazine

A versatile and increasingly prominent guitarist... -The New York Times

A Guitarist of commanding technique and almost architectural expression. - Village Voice

A really talented guy who impressed me beyond the notes, for his general feeling, and what he's going for. -Pat Metheny, Jazztimes Magazine Mar.'05

One of the top Six Stingers-in Jazz today..

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