Mike Longo Trio

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April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
$20 pp music charge prepaid online tickets $22 pp at door $12 pp minimum
Mike Longo Trio @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10  p.m.
$18 pp music charge prepaid online tickets    $20 pp at door    $12 pp minimum (food/drink)


Mike Longo has performed with a list of jazz legends that include saxophone great Cannonball Adderley,  Henry Red Allen, Coleman Hawkins, George Wettling, Gene Krupa,  Nancy WilsonGloria Lynn, Jimmy Witherspoon, Joe Williams, Jimmy Rushing, James Moody and many others.  It was in the mid-60s when Longo’s trio was playing at the Embers West, that Roy Eldridge told Dizzy Gillespie about this new pianist he had heard.  Dizzy came to hear him play and soon asked him to become his pianist.  This started a life-long musical relationship and friendship.  From 1966 through 1975, Longo worked exclusively as Dizzy’s pianist and musical director.  Mike left the Gillespie group officially in 1975 to venture out on his own, but continued to work for Gillespie on a part-time basis until his death in 1993.  Since that time Mike has recorded numerous albums and CDs on various labels with some 45 recordings with artists such as Gillespie, James Moody, etc.  At present he has over 20 solo albums to his credit.  He is sought after as a music instructor and is in demand for jazz clinics and concerts at universities and music schools throughout the world, and has appeared at the Lincoln Center’s new jazz room “Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.”    Longois founder and President of Consolidated Artists Productions (CAP), an independent recording label, dedicated to allowing artists to pursue the types of projects that are in line with their career objectives.  All of the artists represented by CAP (over 70) are extraordinarily talented, both as composers and performers.
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