Hi Mr. Tucker!
My name is Ben Mizrach and I'll be an undergraduate physics major at Tufts starting this fall. My real passion is playing jazz alto saxophone. I turned down scholarships from Boyer College of Music, The Mason Gross Institute at Rutgers, and Peabody Conservatory to ultimately decide that Tufts was the right place for me, but I really want to keep playing music at a high level.
How would I go about taking lessons at NEC / SCE? I would love the opportunity to take lessons from someone as qualified as yourself but I'm not sure exactly what I need to do as a Tufts Student.
Also if you have any advice as to how to enter the greater Boston jazz scene as a non NEC / Berklee student that would be very much appreciated.
Thank you so much! I look forward to hearing from you.
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Sorry Mike , I think I said Miles ? I have a sax student named Miles
How are you ? I am not sure if we have met . My name is garry Dial and I am the pianist who Charlie Banacos gave his online teaching practice to along with his daughter Barbara. I see that you are teaching Improv at Berklee. I see that you are teaching the Double mambo's. Margaret Banacos has asked me to write to you regarding using charlie's course at Berklee. Especially the name double mambo. They are triad pairs but it is not clear if you were given permission to use his exact names as part of a course . I don't see in your bio of your studies with Charlie however margaret said you were his student. I think its best if you take down that Course Name . There has been a few issues of students using his stuff that became a problem . I don't think Charlie would want you using the name of his stuff at berklee unless you has some permission from him . Anyway , please feel free to get in touch with me about this as I represent the Banacos family . All my best Garry
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Hey Mike. It's Dave Rox from Gordon College. I have a fine alto sax player who would like some jazz lessons. Might you be free, or could you recommend someone local? Many thanks,
Hi, I'm trying again to get information as to how my son, who is 16 and plays saxophone, can try out for the NSJPAS. I can be reached at this e-mail or at 978-273-8892. I will also try your Berklee email.
Hi Mike, I'm a West Coast guy and heard you for the first time yesterday on Apple Music. Wow! You and your group are outstanding. In simpler terms, really badass great! Please make it to the S.F. area if you can. In the meantime, I was able to purchase two of your CDs at on online site. Keep pushing forward. Good luck, Brian
Hi, I'm contacting you on behalf of my son Rafer, who is 15 yrs old and plays alto sax. He'll be entering his sophomore year at the Governor's Academy next month, where he is a boarding student. We live in Rockport, and he has been a part of the Rockport Jazz Camp for the past three summers. This summer he met Matt Walsh, and he and Matt, and a few others from the camp, have been playing in a jazz combo at the Rockport Farmer's market on Saturday mornings. He is interested in trying out for the NSJPAS, but as he is a boarding student, we may have somewhat more logistical hurdles than normal. It would be helpful if you could, with as much specificity as possible, outline when tryouts happen, when the group practices, and when it performs. That would let me get started clearing those times with the school, assuming he passes the audition and makes it into the band. We may be at your performance in Salem tomorrow and maybe I can speak with you about this then.
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Have heard you several times at Chianti's and was wondering if you might be interested in playing a cocktail party as part of a duo with a bass, guitar or keys. Standards would be fine, but something funkier preferred . Gig details: Januray 20th, 7p-9p, Manchester MA. Rate would be $500 total ($250/musician) for the gig.
is mike playing anywhere in boston area on december 21 or 22, 2016? Thank you
I'm a saxophonist/musician in the Nh seacoast area and I am looking to start taking regular lessons again(would be the first regular lessons since graduating from UNH in '11). I'm not sure if you have time or interest, but I figured I would drop a line, as you come highly recommended.
Looking forward to hearing back.
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My name Noedy . Four months ago I had a course with Chad Lefkowitz-Brown in NY, and I asked him about tendinatis and stiffness in my left hand and he recommended to you . I have this problem for almost 2 years now. I had various treatments with chiropraticians, physiotherapists but the problem is still there. I have a hard time moving the small finger of my left hand when I play. I live in Victoria BC, Canada. I was wondering if it would be possible to meet on Skype to talk about this. If yes, wht would be the rate? Thank you very much for your help
just wanted to be sure it was really you who inquired about my sax on craigslist, not someone who used your name for scam purposes.
Hi Michael, you inquired about my sax on craigslist. The only known issue is at the moment I can't get my Meyer 5 off the neck! Original pads. I played it a few months ago and sounded fine. My number is 401 886 5128.
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Hey man, what's up with you? It's been quite a while. I would really like to hear from you and find out what's going on!
I'm Richard Pasley, father of Rebecca, who's in your Saturday 2pm ensemble at NEC. She mentioned tonight that there's a recital coming up and that I should have gotten an email from you, which I have not. I've not gotten anything from you this semester, which may mean you don't have my email address... If you could send future emails to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I'd appreciate it. Also, any details you can offer about the where and when of a Dec recital would be appreciated...
Hey Mike, long time :-)
We should catch up. I want to hear all about everything your doing, and share with you what I'm to.
It's Ernie Morin's friend, JoAnne. Not sure where you are in the world, but on the off-chance you're nearby and available, we're having a SURPRISE birthday party for Ernie here in Gloucester this Friday, October 9th, and I'm sure he'd love to see you. If you send me your email, I'll forward the invitation to you.
Hope all is well with you.
Hi Mike, I had a great time at Berklee this summer and learned alot from playing in your ensemble, as well as with you in the Northeast District Jazz band this past January. You mentioned there might be opportunities for me to play with one of your ensembles during the school year, I would definitely be interested in doing that. I'd appreciate it if you would keep me in mind if you are looking for a guitar player for any of your ensembles.
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Dave Brophy suggested I get in touch with you about a possible gig this Saturday in Boston.
Shoot me an email or text/call 617-283-5323
This is kinda funny but first of all I'm one of the Berklee Bass players during your time at Berklee back in 2003-2007-ish.
How are you? I'ts been a long time.
I have a question about there was a concert you did a long time ago at the BPC and you played some song featuring you with a tribute to Africa or some Song that you wrote based on Africa. Do you remember anything like this? I have always been trying to remember that song you played on and if there is a recording of it?
ha. Anyway, hope things are great and hope to catch up with you sometime at one of your gigs or around the world.
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My name is Haim Pickholz. I am a jazz musician.
I am planing to record a couple of tracks on Sunday 5/17 at the Berklee studios. Other players on that project are Mark Walker, Oscar Stagnaro, Sal Defusco, and Jerry Bergonzi.
The music is light Jazz Fusion.
Nick Grondin gave me a contact address that bounced back.
Let me know, I'll send you a sample of the music.
I am wondering if you have availibility to play at our May 1, 2015 fundraiser for the Jericho Road Project. It will be held at UTEC in Lowell. Please let me know what your fees are. I have heard great things from friends who attended the Mill City grows fundraiser. Thank you-pam
hi Mike, on the odd chance you have nothing to do Wed 5-21 in Danvers we have an octet going playing most all the Dave Pell charts and a bunch of others, lots of originals as this seems to be turning into the retired Berklee professors' band. Tenor is out this Wed, so if you are interested in swing, let me know! John 978 968 5140
I stumbled on you by accident. You are a great player. Beautiful sound. Too many good players out there. You young guys are killing me! Really enjoy listening to you. Tim Messina
I really dig your playing! I'd be interested in taking a Skype Lesson. Is that something you do?
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Hi, Mike. I met you last week at TribOz (Rio de Janeiro) and we shared a taxi back home (we ended up going to the Lamas in Flamengo). Remember? Man, I really enjoyed your presentation. If you wanna keep in touch... whatsapp +553192972739 and / or facebook.com / mavelaralves. Big hug!
I'd like to do a story on your upcoming performance in Danvers.
If you have some time tomorrow when we could talk on the phone, I' appreciate hearing from you.
Hi Mike, great meeting you Saturday at Bowlive. James Casey had some pretty nice things to say about you and we thought you'd like to check out our review of the show >> www.themischiefcollective.com/bowlive-5. We hope to get the chance to see you play again soon! Keep in touch.
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Dear Mike- Just listened to an audio clip on your FB page. Really nice. I am so glad Mitch suggested we invite your band to play on the second stage at Litchfield Jazz Festival. This is the first year we are doing this and Mitch suggested you literally the day after we decided to pursue this idea! We have always been in lock step he and I. You are doing a fine job with these kids. It must be so gratifying. I gave Mitch some brochures for Litchfield Jazz Camp for them. Encourage them to attend. It is an amazing experience. You will get players back who are strides ahead of when you heard them last. Thats a promise.
My brother, Will Swank, has always given you extremely high praise ever since he introduced me to your music a while ago. I've been a sort-of-lurking fan for a while now.
Anyway, I'm currently booking music at a local venue in Northern Colorado and looking to expand, I'm working on bringing new and great talent to our area, and you're in the top of my list of possibilities. I'm just wondering if you'd ever be willing to travel to Colorado.
If you're interested, let me know.
Hi Mr. Tucker,
I wanted you to know that I've been accepted into Berklee with a full tuition scholarship!
I will hopefully see you this summer in Boston!
Hello Mr. Tucker!
I'm in Boston right now, and I'm going to take the audition at Berklee tomorrow morning at 8:30!
Maybe I will see you there?
I'm very excited and a little nervous.
Nicholas Ornstein will be absent from NEC and his lesson with you this coming Saturday, Nov 2nd. Thanks You- He will be back the following week-Thanks
Hello Mike! I hope this message finds you well. i played guitar in one of your berklee 5 week ensembles in 2012, and i now attend berklee full time. our ensemble played Yatra Ta by tania maria and it kicked ass. i was wondering if by any chance you still have the arrangements because i would love to bring it in to my ensemble. Thank you very much!!
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Hi Mike, looking forward to playing with you in Chapada Jazz Festival (Cuiabá) next week!
When it is possible drop me a line!
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Mike: really enjoyed your show at Chan's with Gordon Beadle this past weekend. I've been following Gordon for many years and seen him with lots of lineups - the two of you were fantastic. I wish there was a better turnout Friday. All I could think of was that I'd remember that night when you get famous ! Best, jeff
Hello, I was playing with Ben Thorne and he mentioned you might need a pianist for some future gigs with the Youth Jazz Project. I currently play with many kids who are or have been involved with the project such as Ben and Brian Cogger. I would definitely be interested in playing if you are looking for a pianist. Thanks and I hope to hear back from you!
Let's talk about what we can do to spotlight the work you're doing with CityMusic kids, and your own music.
Hi. My son Drew was just accepted as a drummer NSJP. He is really pleased and looking forward to it. Should I send you a check for $150 or is the exact amount still being figured out. Thanks.
Call me asap, I've got a wedding today in CT I need an emergency ringer on sax/flute.. ceremony is at 4pm. Saybrok Point Inn
Mike, I'm too sick to play tonight. Tried calling you, but your phone mailbox is full. Sorry, Joe
It is time that I am in touch! I continue to cheer you on from the sidelines and feel so blessed to have been a part of your life. I am writing you tonight to ask if there is any chance that you might come perform as a part of the Artist Series concerts at Maple Street Church. Since I am the director of music ministry at Maple Street (since fall 2010), this series one of my responsibilities. The Artist Series is funded by contributions of church members. Beyond your availability, I think the pivotal factor is probably whether we can meet your fee. But nothing ventured nothing gained, right?! We would love to host you in concert back home in Danvers sometime in the 2013-14 year when you are going to be in the area. I know you are now working with a group of young people and jazz, and I am certainly willing to discuss the possiblity of their also being a part of this concert. The options are open!
I look forward to your reply and hope perhaps that we can work something out. At the very least, it would be a joy to see you!
Warmly, Kathy Gross
P.S. Hello from ALL the Gross family!
we were at Triboz last night, the table at the far right of the stage, on the walkway to the restroom. It has been great hearing you live, the show was just outstanding!!! I'll be in NY from 6th to 15th march, are you planning to play somewhere around there?
Thks again and all the best,
I am looking for a jazz trio (i.e. drums, keyboard and saxophone) to play at a cocktail hour for a wedding on May 25, 2013 from 4-5:30PM. Could you let me know if you're available and what the pricing would be? Thanks!
Hi Mike, I work across the street at the Cabot Cinema/Theatre and have some ideas about a high school
jazz band concert. Was impressed with the sound coming from your N.S. H.S. Allstars the other night and thought you might know whether it is a practical possibility. Perhaps we could meet sometime to discuss it. 978-578-1690 . Interested in your thoughts.
Hi Mike, JC Lockwood from the Newburyport Current/North Shore Sunday here. Hey, let's talk about the NSJP All Stars when you get a minute, eh? And what's the deal the new album you've been threatening us with for a while now? Hope all's well. JC
Amazing Mike Tucker!
Definitely the best concert we've had around here for a while!
Look forward to hearing you again soon.
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Diggin' it, Man!
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Remember me? I'm Frank Evans' (one of your old students) older sister. I met you once quite a few years back, when I was performing in a jjazz duo with my older brother Brendan. It looks like all is going well with you - congrats! I'm writing to ask if you've got any recommendations on where/how I might find a booking agent for my solo career as a singer/songwriter (marinaevansmusic.com). This September I am doing a digital release of the EP I just finished with my band here in Gloucester, and am looking to expand my reach beyond the immediate local music scene. Any ideas? I'd really appreciate your input!
Thanks Mike, hope all is well with you.
08.22.12Just an Oaf
We are on vacation starting this Saturday the 25th.
Come down if you can and hang out. We would love
to see you. If not we will see you at baby Anna Bellas bash.
I e-mailed Jenny too... so just maybe you guys can make it.
I got your name from Ted Greely at Sharon Middle School. My son Ben is a saxophone student, going into the 7th grade, and is interested in taking private lessons. Are you still offering them? If so, please contact me. You can either email or call (508-259-1598). Thanks very much,
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Just to let you know I am off the last week of August.
Come down then or anytime.
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Mike - please join us at the Gloucester Block Parties, July 21, August 18 or September 15.
I'd love to have you at one of our three outdoor stages.
Possible Jazz Workshop in September.
Contact me for further info! Thank you, Val
Hello,My name is Sam Schmetterer, and I'm the Southeastern District MMEA Junior Jazz Band manager for next year. I've heard a lot of great things about your teaching with City Music, and was wondering if you are interested/available to direct the jazz band. The festival is March 8 and 9, 2013 in Taunton. We had Jeff Galindo as our director last year, and the kids had a great experience. If you are interested, I can bring your name to our next executive board meeting in June. Let me know what you think! I look forward to hearing from you.Sincerely,
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Japan? France? Nice.
Call or e-mail when you got some time
Hello Mr. Tucker, my name is Brendan Smyth. I'll be attending the Hokkaido Groove Camp, and I am happy to say that I look forward to having you teach me. I am currently living in Santa Barbara, California, but i grew up in Sapporo and am fluent in Japanese. I am an alto player, and have been playing for about 6 years now. I also hope to see you perform downtown while you are in Sapporo.
I hope to gain the most from my experience in the Groove Camp, and I'm looking forward to able to work with you.
Sincerely, Brendan Smyth
tu es en paris. j 'ai lu jusque votre page "itinerary". j"espere que tu es horeux. J'aime entendre a votre musique. C'est tres bonne. ecritez vite. kathryn
Hi Mike -
You used to play for me when i organized events in Kendall Square through Berkley College... I work for North Shore Medical Center now and I am organizing a Taste of the North Shore on April 4th. Do you want to play? It is to benefit the North Shore Cancer WALK so I need the best pricing you can give me. It would be from 6-8:30. Please call me to discuss 978-825-6116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike I need your release sended by the email , because your site don't alow me to copy.
Hi Mike, the photos are just ready. We have to take a look all togheter to decide the best one for the banner and to the press.
Hi Mike-- I hope all is well-- and when is your baby due? I was thinking it was around now!
Here's hoping we will get up to hear you soon. Take care-- Wendy
Hi Mike, I was refered to you by Karen Bell from the Berklee Alumn. Office.
I have a small music school in the Boaton area, we are looking urgently for a woodwinds instructor, who could ideally also teach beginner piano. Please let me know if you would be interested in the position, or if you know anybody who would.
Thank you very much,
Yury Shenkar 617-710-6454
Do you want to special guest at the October 12th, 2011 JRR BPC show? I need to know ASAP - thanks man hope all is well.
Hope you are well are you finshed with NEC?
I would like to invite you to enter the 8th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards), [As seen in Music Connection magazine and Acoustic Songwriter magazine), as it is currently accepting entries.
IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include Acoustic Cafe and Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
IAMA is open to all independent artists and labels. Unlike other music industry competitions, IAMA focuses on developing new markets for Acoustic artists, labels and CD releases.
Win prizes in 8 different categories: Folk, Americana/Roots/AAA, Instrumental, Open (any musical style or genre), Bluegrass/Country, Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth over US$11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada!
*Deadline to enter: Nov 9, 2011, Hurry! Enter by mail here:
Or Enter online with your MP3:
Or Via Sonicbids:
Thank you for your participation & looking forward to your e-mail,
USA Songwriting Competition
07.23.11Carlos Menezes Jr
Can you take me on for a few biweekly or monthly lessons in the Cape Ann area? I'm looking for help with imrovisation/jazz theory. Talk to you soon!
i heard you and a kick ass B-3 organ and drum at the Cianti last Friday... you guys getting together again around the NorthShore sometime soon...?? thanks, John
I am the Program Manager at NewBridge on the Charles, a retirement community in Dedham. I organize all of the concerts, lectures, and classes for our 300+ independent living residents. I would be interested in discussing a future gig here. Thanks!
What kind of hard rubber mouthpiece do you use?
Congratulations on your magnificent work, Mike, from me and my wife, Mimi! You are rocking. I've got my first novel out now on Amazon, AFRICAN SKIES, and my website, www.miketuckerauthor.com, should be back up again in a week or so. Great good luck to you. All the best from northern Saudi Arabia, Mike Tucker
I got your name from John Sullivan. He and his son raved about your instruction. My 10 year old son Ethan has been playing the piano for the past 4 years and started up with the sax this year. His first week he could play all of the songs that he knew on the piano on the sax by ear. We are looking for some additional instruction to what he is getting in school. We live in Marblehead and were wondering if you were taking any new students.
Eric Cole 617-413-4783
I hope you are well! I am writing because I need a sax sub for a gig at the Liberty Hotel tomorrow (Wednesday, January 26th). Are you available? Blake Newman is on bass and Chris Hersch is on guitar. Let me know if you are around. It's an easy gig.. Jazz standards and Latin tunes...
I am sending out a few emails, so I will have to grab the first sub who writes back. I'm hoping this works for you. I would love to have you on board. Details below...
Wednesday, January 26th
Liberty Hotel (main lobby)
215 Charles St
Dress: Jacket and Tie
Pays $100 per player and free dinner
Valet parking is validated
"Daniel Bennett Group plays a mix of jazz, folk, and trance"
- Boston Globe
"Distinguished reed player"
- Boston Phoenix
"Daniel Bennett's exploratory jazz-folk outfit"
- Boston Herald
You played a very long piece "transformations" ? on Bev Cam... what an amazing piece !!!
Excellent substance with a great resolution / ending.
I can't wait to hear you live.
Hi Mike-- just checked to see if you are playing anywhaere in the next week-- I've got some free time and would love to come hear you!!--
I hope you are well- soon the New Year!!--Wendy
the show is live! http://livefromchianti.com/
please send me the list of the guys in your band so that i can list them... i lost it! thanks again for doing the show. hope you like it.
11.23.10Kristy (Gross) Moloney
Just checking out what you've been up to in the past decade... You're amazing. Congratulations on all you've achieved! You were destined for greatness anyway - my mother always knew that - and just want you to know that we're all proud of you. May you have many years of success.
Kristy (Gross) Moloney
Please help me find out where the December 4 concert is. I am very much interested in attending
My son David Milazzo studied imporvisiation with you this past summer. David can receive credit for his course work and we could use a syllabus or any other materials youmay have. If you wishto comment on David's work in your class that would be very helpful.
Hey Mike how's your life been since five week? I just wanted to thank you again for being an amazing ensemble instructor. Right now, I'm trying to get college application stuff together for Berklee and was wondering if you could write a letter of recommendation for me. If you are too busy I understand. Hope to hear from you soon!
Greg Weintraub here (I was the pianist in one of your ensembles... Maxim is my teacher).
I have an extra copy of our ensemble recording for you. Please let me know the best way to get the DVD to you.
I was in the Alumni Jazz Ensemble at the University of Minnesota, Morris Jazz Festival this year (one of the MANY trombones) and will be in Boston for vacation starting this week. Iwas wondering if you could give me more information about the Festival/Kendrick Oliver and the New Life Jazz Orchestra. I'd love to see a performance! Thanks!
Hi Mike, I missed talking to you after rehearsal last night. You are an incredible teacher and mentor to these students. I so enjoyed experiencing your artistry in teaching as well in music! I would so much like to schedule an interview with you. Are you free today (Friday ) or during the week of blowout concerts on Monday or Tuesday August 9 or 10? Thanks, Kate
this is a great web site and a terrific way of keeping track of you.....
Travel safe and spread good noise!!!!!
06.21.10Daniel Ian Smith
Hey Mike, Trying to find your email address and contact info. I've got a bad flu and have a gig tomorrow night (Tuesday, June 22) in Methuen at the Sahara Club that I need a sub for. Please let me know if you might be avaialble. Either way it would be great to have your info...
I hate to bother; I'm sure you're busy, but I just wanted to voice my appreciation for the help and constructive criticisms that you gave during the recent jazz fest at Morris. I played bass/trombone with the Richfield High School jazz bands, and your comments and tips have really helped take my playing a step further.
You're a phenomenal player; thanks for the help, and the time, and best of luck with your career!
04.18.10David Masters/North Shore Jazz Project Blogger
Remember me... the blogger who was at the Sunday Chianti show a few weeks ago (3-28?). Again, would you like to do an interview with me for our upcoming NSJP show on May 2? That would be great if you could! See my blog at www.northshorejazzproject.org. We could do it in person or if pressed for time I could send you the questions.
I was lucky enough to attend the Robin McKelle concert in Brussels on Thursday the 15th of april. It was so great! Being an (amateur) saxplayer myself I was particularly paying attention to your playing and man, am I impressed :-)
I checked out you website and -being an ardent straight jazz fanatic- I even like better your own work. I bought your CD (download) already.
Just to say you have a new fan in Belgium!
Kind regards and keep up the good work!
P.S. is that an Otto Link your are playing?
Hi Mike, My name is Derek Ziemer and I play alto saxophone in the Morris Jazz Ensemble and I was wondering if I would be able to get a lesson from you this weekend at jazz fest.
Here is English version of press release which I talked about.
Please check this out, and make this weak composition better!
Needful Things (GPS 1206)~ It’s a irreplaceable memory that bloom at somewhere in our hearts ~
They show us real trust each other, real cordiality works, real creative and free music. We can see and listen, the endless imaginations’ world!!
This is the URL for the strap which I use.
It doesn't seems to be able to order from this website, so I can take of it for you if you want.
See you tommorow!
Your Mom sent us a note that you will be up in the Cities in a couple of weeks. If you have time, I would like to run up for a visit. Let me know if things work out for you.
Hi Mike - So glad to see your passion and skill have exploded into an amazing life for you!
Not sure if you remember me, we worked together for Turning Point many moons ago in the group home in Gloucester. (how can you forget Russell??:) I noticied you have and will be playing for Chianti's in Beverly- when I spotted your name I just had to look you up and am so pleased to see all you have accomplished! I do hope to see you perform in the near future, I live in Beverly so hope you will play @ Chianti's again...although your world wide tour looks fabulous!!!
All the best Mike - you sound amazing!!
02.17.10joseph "DOC" watson
hi mike, long time no see. just wanted to let you lnow that i have 3 email addresses. by the time i get your email on the email@example.com email, you have already have played that gig. the email that you see in the above email section is the one that is the best one to let me know immediately. it's connected to my i phone. so i will get the email immediately. things are going very well with me, i've been traveling alot, and spending much of my time in montreal. i've been seeing someone up there since last july, so i go up ther every other week. let me know how your doing, love to see you play somewhere, or hook up for a drink sometime. hope all is well. DOC
This is an email address change from firstname.lastname@example.org
I've been a big fan for a while now. I noticed you switched from Keilwerth to Selmer. Was that for any particular reason? Also, what kind of mouthpiece are you using?
Thanks for your time,
I got a great recommendation from you from Eric Bloom and checked out those excellent tracks on Myspace. I am a pianist in Providence and wanted to ask if you are available for a gig Thursday Jan. 14 there, 8-11, at a bar called the Sidebar. It pays $100. Please let me know at email@example.com. I will return to the states Monday evening--otherwise I would call. The gig has Lee Fish on drums. Thanks!
My name is Nick and I am writing to inquire about setting up a saxophone lesson with you.
My friend Jon Ludwig recommended that I get in touch with you after studying with you.
I am looking for something possibly in early November if you are available.
My number is 603-793-1654 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.
great to see you. you're playing your tail off. phil and i ended up getting a late night bus into the city, so didn't see you after the gig. hope to see you again soon. let me know if you're ever down this way. best, sam
I was a student of your ensemble group during the 5 week this past summer. Towards the end of the session you generously offered to write me a recommendation and I would like to take you up on that. I am in the process of applying to Berklee for Fall 2010. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
Heres my cell phone number incase you need to get in touch with me:
10.05.09charlotte howell (belknap)
How are you doing? I like your new website, and it looks like you've been doing some great travelling. Write back if you get a chance, and let me know when you play in Minnesota. There are some good clubs here!
Mike, hello. Kevin McCluskey sent me your website. It is great to know about you. I always keep the best of memories about you, personally and professionally and would likke very much to renew contact with you with views to bring you hopefully to our Costa Rica International Jazz Festival 2011. All my best wishes and regards to you,
Blue Flower is requesting to be removed from your mailing list. Love and Thanks, Vaishy
Are you free in the end of March to the beginning of April 2009?
Need a great sax player this saturday 9/12 $400 on MV 7-9:30
Hope all is well with you
Hi Mike, Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed hearing your ensemble play this week! You're such a gifted teacher and I could see remarkable chenges in the improvisational skills of the students in your group-- especially Greg Groover!
I'd love to set a time for an interview with you soon. I'll be around this afternoon, next week and following weeks. Let me know a good time for you and I to meet. It can wait until September if needed, I know how busy you are!
We'll need about an hour to an hour and a half to meet.
how are you? it's been a while. I am listening to your music on your website, really nice!
listen, I'm writing to you because I found that the album Ars Nova from Jazz Revelation Records is available for purchase on the Itunes Store. I dont know if you were aware of that, I wasnt. One of my tunes is on it, and I think a couple of your songs are on it. I will try to check that out. Maybe you could also contact someone you know at Berklee. I dont remember if we signed anything but I had the impression thoses albums were not to be sold.
let me know what you think.
hope you're doing fine!
Hey Mike it was great to talk to you the other day. I've got the dough for a lesson. I think you said that we could get together on a tuesday or a thursday, around noon or 1:00. Just give me a time and place and I'm pretty sure that I can do it. Until then, I'll be practicing..
805 794 0192
Dear Mike, I'm writing to check in with all the Five-Week City Music ensemble directors and teachers that have given us permission to observe and take notes on classes and ensembles involving the City Music youngsters. I just want to be sure that things are going well, and that our team of observers are successful in creating the least interference with your work as possible while gathering important data on the development of the ensembles and students' understanding of music theory and ear training.As you know we are trying to gather information on how ensembles develop, noting the kinds of questions asked by students, the material the students find challenging, and how the students help each other in learning the music and becoming part of a "musical community." We are particularly interested in learning how student leadership in ensembles develops, and how the students together develop confidence and the ability to "solo," "improvise" and communicate as musicians with each other. We are also interested in identifying vignettes of "best practices" in teaching, and to capture those revealing "ah-ha!" moments that occur in teaching and learning!Thank you for the opportunity you are giving us to observe these processes first-hand in your classes. I may also be visiting your class within the next two weeks, if that's OK with you, and look forward to seeing the progress that the students are making.Thank you for providing the opportunity for us to observe and record the ensemble's development. I am also hoping to schedule an interview with you this summer about your work with City Music youths. All information we gather is confidential and is used only by the YouthBEAT research team. Written and oral reports of the work we are doing will provide general information and will be presented in such a way as to not identify individuals or individual work of participants (unless we have specific written permission from participants to do so.) Please feel free to write or call me any time about any questions or concerns you may have.We are so pleased to participate in this project with Berklee City Music and to document the achievements and features of this outstanding music program for youth from underserved communities in Boston and throughout the U.S. Best,Kate
Hi Mike! Loved your improv workshops this year. I'm writing to see if we could observe and videotape your ensemble classes again this year for City Music Five-Week as part of the research/evaluation project YouthBEAT that I'm doing for Berklee City Music. If so, we'd like to start this week. I also would like to schedule an interview with you, too! You can e-mail or call my cell 978-314-2985. Thanks so much! Kate
hope you're having a great summer! Tony Lujan is starting a bigband and he wants you in it. The section is Allan Chase, Rick Stone, John Aruda and moi. Are you down? We'll have a few rehearsals to record something for bookings. Also, I still want to do a session duo or set up something with rhythm.
Let me know, looking forward to playin'
Hi there Mike-
My name is Michael Tocantins and I am friends with your sister Jenny.
So... I'm looking to get some private sax lessons for my 10 year old daughter Bella. I live here in Gloucester and I am a huge fan. If it's posible that you are in town this summer and are available that would be great! But f not could you guild me where to go, or if you know someone in the area who does privates...
Any help would be appreciated.
feel free to email me back at the address above.
Thanks for your help,
07.04.09Rika and Shlomo Cohen
Great playing Mike!
Best Wishes for the Eilat tour.
I had a great time working with you at Jack's yesterday. Nice sound... Just wanted to get your contact info for my book. Nice web site!
A friend of ours, Kathie Sullivan from Ipswich, has recommended that I contact you re: saxophone lessons this Summer for my daughter Renee. She mentioned you will be teaching her son this Summer. We are from Ipswich as well. My daughter will be a 6th grader this Fall at Ipswich Middle School. Is this a possibility? I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Lisa DiNocco
Just wanted to say hey! I was the pianist in a combo you put together at the Berklee Five Week Summer program a couple of years ago. You helped me out with my tendonitis, which has actually cleared up since then.
Anyway, hope all is well man. The music all sounds great!
05.26.09Haein Erin Lee
Hi Mike,I am an assistant at Jazz Revelations Records and we are currently working on our web page - big renovation!! We'd like to know how our formal artists are carrying on their music career. If you have a short "UPDATED" bio other than what is written on your myspace and any news to share, please send us them via email. We are very looking forward to hearing from you soon!Have a great summer!Cheers,Haein Erin LeeJazz Revelation Assistant
How's mon. or Tues. for a rehearsal?
Mike, you should set up a twitter account and start tweeting your activities, inlcuding gigs and other news.
1) If you have an e-mail list, can you please add me to it.
2) Would you play at a private party in Gloucester?
i'm a friend of brian thomas--i teach jazz saxophone at umass amherst and have just moved to wakefield. your website and your sound are awesome. please add me to your email list so i can come hear you live sometime!
Just wondering if you are going to be at Toad w Rebecca Muir on tue April 7. Couldn\'t find any updated itinerary info. Thanks
Hey Mike....really enjoying what I'm hearing on your site. As a matter of fact, I've told Rebecca that a great birthday present would be one of your CDs......signed, of course! :-)
Stay well.....and keep making that fabulous music
I was given your name by my son's school band & jazz band instructor (Kate Ferris). Ben (age 12) has listened to your music on your website and loves it. Do you ever give saxophone lessons in the Boston area?
Hey Mike, Are you playing in Beverly tonight? I'd love to see you. I was planning on weathering the storm with Peer Anasatas to see you but the Cafe couldn't commit to your playing.
Hi Mike, We were hoping to catch you tonight, Mon, Mar 2, at the Wildhorse in Beverly. Will you be there? Please let us know. Hope all is well. Peter 978-283-8280
Don't know if you remember me or not - one of Trent Austin's students... we played a Jerry Bennett gig in Phippsburg Maine over the summer - but I was just checking out your site and clips and wanted to say, you sound fantastic, man! Really dig your playing. Hope to have the honor of being on the same stage with you someday!
Yo Mike I don't have your number.... w*nt to see if you can play a gig... My number is 617-233-9552....
This is Susan Lindsay, and I'm working with City Music National to do a bunch of writing. I'm writing short synopses of the SYSTEM 5 15th blowout concert, and have some questions for you.
The new Berklee Pulse site has a media player, which includes segments of last year's performance, and I have to come up with the credits for each song. Here's what I'm hoping you can provide:
I'm trying to confirm:
The Core: The video makes it seem like the tune is called "The Core" but I couldn't find a Wayne Shorter tune with that name, only a Dutch jazz group. Is it a tune from The Core that your group plays?
Also... The tune "Sonny" -- who is that tune from?
Thank you! You can give me a call, too, at 774-454-8170.
Susan Gedutis Lindsay
Just letting you know that I am back in town (for good, or at least for a good long while).
I am looking to reconnect with folks and play whenever/wherever. I am teaching Tuba back at Ipswich so maybe I will see you there.
Hope you are well.
Hey Mike, its David Salter from this summer.
I know you agreed to write me a recomendation letter, and I tried to keep in contact (emailing this email); but after several attempts to email you in november-december it seemed like none were succesfull. Anyway, my application (early action) to Berklee was differed to regular admission and I was wondering if (you get this email that is) you could still please write me that recomendation letter. I understand your busy teaching and performing and whatnot, but it would be extremely appreciated if you could find the time to help me.