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Mike Rud

Mike Rud is a Juno Award-winning guitarist and composer, who has performed alongside such musicians as Herb Ellis and Joey DeFrancesco. In New York City in 1996, Mike studied with the great Jim Hall and recorded his debut album featuring Jorge Rossy, Joe Martin, Bill McHenry, and John Stetch. More recently, Mike renewed his connection with great American jazz guitarists, performing with John Stowell, Chris Flory, and of course Peter Bernstein, who Mike has known since 1992.


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“…[Notes on Montreal is] a deeply ambitious project to be sure, but it’s also a resounding success, establishing Rud not simply as a first-rate jazz guitarist but as a formidable songwriter and distinctive Canadian artist with a compelling vision to share.” –Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen,

“The biggest surprise for me at the 2016 Montreal Jazz Fest was Mike Rud. I went to the Upstairs Jazz Club to see Peter Bernstein,…Mike proved to be the real deal, more than equal to the challenge of working with Bernstein, whom I’d last seen in Montreal with Sonny Rollins…Since then I’ve listened attentively to the wonderful variety of music he’s recorded, including his new voice-and-guitar album Miniatures, which I’ve had the pleasure of sharing with my listeners on New England Public Radio.” –Tom Reney, Jazz a la Mode on New England Public Radio, Springfield, Massachusetts

“Rud …is nothing less than a revelation

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Album Ordinary Heroes by Peter Hum

Ordinary Heroes

Self Produced

Album Salome's Dance: The Mike Rud Trio Invites Peter Bernstein by Mike Rud

Salome's Dance: The...

Bent River Records

Album Miniatures by Mike Rud


Self Produced

Album Notes On Montreal by Mike Rud

Notes On Montreal

Self Produced

Album Live From Lotusland by Mike Rud

Live From Lotusland

Cellar Live

Salome's Dance

Salome's Dance

Mike Rud
Salome's Dance: The Mike Rud...

Spare Hearts

Spare Hearts

Mike Rud
Ordinary Heroes


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