Mike performs classical and jazz literature and has been noted for his eclectic and improvisational style enjoyed in concerts in churches universities, and other concert stages around the U.S. Memorable performance opportunities over the years include the Greater Twin Cities Billy Graham Crusade with Cliff Barrows as song leader and opening and dedication of The King's Seminary in Van Nuy's, CA with Steve Amerson. Other performances and recordings include Gospel singer, Robert Robinson, the ACME Jazz Company, Chancellors Quartet, Billy Johnson, and Angie Gislason. On stage, he has had the privilege of performing behind composers John Cage & Joseph Maneiri, and musical artists including the Crist Family, SM Jazz Band, Pete Christlieb, Bob Mintzer, Clark Terry, Joni Erickson Tada, and Art Perri. In 2016, Mike performed in a collaborative presentation with David Hummer, a painter and Executive Director of the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. Together, they created a "conversation" on stage with improvised music and painting. This event was livestreamed and viewed around the world and a recording of the improvisations is available as well as prints of David Hummer's original artwork.
Mike is an active accompanist and has assisting high school, college, and faculty musicians in performances throughout Wisconsin including UW-Madison, UW-Stevens Point, UWSP-Wausau, Lawrence University, Wausau West HS, Wausau East HS, D.C. Everest HS, Newman HS, Merrill HS, and Stevens Point Area High School.
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