Mike Rabinowitz

Mike Rabinowitz Jazz Bassoonist

For over twenty years Michael Rabinowitz has been on the cutting edge as a versatile bassoonist. His broad musical experience makes him as comfortable with Bach and Mozart as he is with Charlie Parker and John Coltrane.

He has recorded with Ira Sullivan, Red Rodney, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Potter , John Hicks, Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano. His festival appearances include Chicago, Montreal, Berlin, Tri-city, San Francisco and Hollywood Bowl. Michael can be heard often with the Mingus Orchestra. (See schedule for upcoming gigs). He has appeared at such New York City venues as Birdland, Iridium and Dizzy?s at the Lincoln Jazz Center.

Michael’s recordings have received high praise from around the world. He recorded his third commercial CD, Rabinowitz in Utopia, in Holland, as an invited guest and recorded his fourth CD, Bassoon in Orbit, on The Vanderbilt label. Mike’s most recent success has been his fifth recorded CD, Ocean Eyes .

He is sponsored by Schreiber Bassoons which assists him as a participant in the International Double Reed Society

Recordings include: Bassoon On Fire – Cats Paw Records (1995); Gabrielle’s Balloon – Jazz Focus label (1996); and Rabinowitz in UtopiaEdition Compusic, Scrapes Series (1998), and Bassoon in Orbit – The Vanderbilt label (2000), Ocean Eyes – New Music (2004), Play – Drimala Records (2004). (See sound Clips for samples.)