シカゴ生まれ。ノースウェスタン大学音楽科卒業後、バークリー音楽院でトランペットと
作曲を専攻。スタン・ケントン・オ-ケストラ、バディ・リッチ・オーケストラ、秋吉敏子・
ル-・タバキン・ビッグ・バンド等有名バンドを経て、自ら率いる、ロサンゼルス7重奏団
を結成、ウェスト・コ-ストを中心に活躍。アドリブ奏者として高度な感覚と充実した
テクニックを身に付けており、ミュージシャンや音楽評論家の間で高く評価されている。
研ぎ澄まされた感覚と熟練されたテクニック。彼の力強いトランペットはジャズの醍醐味に
溢れ、多くの聴衆を魅了している。日本の伝統楽器を取り入れたジャズ・セクステットを
結成。1991年より原信夫とシャープス&フラッツのソロ・トランペッター。
自身でもマイク・プライス・ジャズ・クインテット、マイク・プライス・ジャズオーケストラを持ち、
共に好評を博している。


20

ROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN PERFORMANCE


2010

June 18th - “Miles Ahead”  This is the first collaboration of Miles Davis and Gil Evans, recorded in 1957.  It is considered to be a “jazz masterpiece” showcasing a 19 piece jazz orchestra with the featured solo trumpet. Mike will perform the trumpet solo parts.

April 30 - celebrated “Jazz Appreciation Month” with Jazz Quintet performance at B Flat Jazz Club (Tokyo)

February 26 - “Hope for Haiti” Charity concert for victims of Haiti earthquake at Foreign Correspondents club of Japan. Organized and programmed over 40 musicians for the event.

February 19 - Jazz Orchestra at Someday



2009 - Highlights

December 3rd - Mike Price Jazz Quartet presents Guest Artist Jazz Trumpeter, Randy Brecker

October 23rd - Jazz Quintet performed at Asagaya Jazz Street Festival (Tokyo)

October 2nd - 10th Anniversary of Mike Price Jazz Orchestra - performed at “Someday” in Shinjuku (Tokyo)

August 21 - Charlie O’s Jazz Club (Van Nuys, Ca)- performed with resident trio as guest

June/July - Nobuo Hara, leader of the “Sharps and Flats Jazz Band” began his final concert series. At age of 83, he will retire during 2010. On September 8 the band performed for the Emperor Akihito and Empress, Michiko.

May 21 & 22 - “Tribute To Nat King Cole” featuring Harvey Thompson with jazz quintet

April 10 - celebrated “Jazz Appreciation Month” with jazz orchestra performance at B Flat Jazz Club (Tokyo)

January 16 - again featured Harvey Thompson with jazz orchestra at Satin Doll Jazz Club (Tokyo)



2008 - Highlights

December 18 & 19 -Jazz Orchestra again featured Canadian and Tokyo  resident, Victor Savoy in Tribute To Frank Sinatra

October 25 - Jazz Quintet performed at Asagaya Jazz Street Festival (Tokyo)

August 1 - featured Harvey Thompson with jazz orchestra at Satin Doll Jazz Club (Tokyo)

July 19 - Tokyo University of Fine Arts- “Jazz in Geidai”          Performed trumpet solo in Gil Evans arrangement of “Concierto de Aranjuez,” originally for Miles Davis in “Sketches of Spain.”

March 7 - Charlie O’s Jazz Club (Van Nuys, Ca)- performed with resident trio as guest


2007 

Tour in Japan with The Richie Cole and Mike Price Jazz Quintet August 13-19th. Venues Include Motion Blue, Cotton Club, Nagoya Blue Note, Osaka Mr. Kellys, and the Maizuru Jazz Festival July 19

Musical Director for Harvey Thompson production of concert for television The quintet performed in a supporting role.

Quintet and big band performances continue at B Flat, Cotton Club, and Someday

 

2006

Oct-Nov  -Jazz quintet performances at Motion Blue, B Flat, & Akai Karasu (Red Crow) 

October - Hosted Larry Franco Quartet from Bario, Italy for engagements in Tokyo & Yokohama

Mike Price Jazz Orchestra - formed in 1999  April 14 the big band will again participate in  Jazz Appreciation Month which is organized by the  Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. 

Mike Price Jazz Quintet - formed in 1993  March 14 featured tenor saxophonist Lew Tabackin

February 23 and 24 - Jazz Orchestra featured Canadian and Tokyo  resident, Victor Savoy in Tribute To Frank Sinatra

 

2005

Several big band performances including the first performance  world-wide of this year
s Jazz Appreciation Month which is organizes by  the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

That concert was at B Flat in Tokyo, Japan.

July - Jazz quintet with appearances on the 1st, 7th, and 15th. The  highlights were Tribute to Nancy Wilson featuring Andrea Hopkins.

The next performance featured jazz singer, Harvey Thompson.

November 10, the orchestra performed at B Flat with the noted Richie  Cole, jazz alto saxophonis 

Mid-November we were priviliged to open an important new venue in  Tokyo, The Cotton Club! In addition to the big band instrumental  numbers, we backed up Shiela Ray Charles,  Rays daughter.

December - two performances at B Flat with jazz singer, Joe Lee Wilson.
Program entitled The Joy of Jazz!

 

2004

Jazz Quartet at Yatsugatake Jazz Festival for two days with Harvey Thompson

Jazz orchestra at Someday in Tokyo during which we featured the  original compositions of Jack Walrath.Jack was the trumpet player in  Charles Mingus last band.

Jazz Quintet - performances at B Flat, Motion Blue, and the Asagaya  Jazz Street Festival.

 

2003

Jazz orchestra made repeat performance
Tribute To Buddy Richfeaturing drummer, Inagaki Yoshinobu.

Jazz quartet introduced Harvey Thompson from Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

Later we featured Harvey again in the context of a series of three  showcase performances of the Detroit Jazz Jewels which also featured  jazz singer/pianist Jo Thompson with the big band.

The jazz quintet performed for the first time at Motion Blue in  Yokohama on June 2nd, followed by a radio show performance and  internet broadcast from the Hayama Marina on June 7th. The quintet  continued a busy schedule in October with repeat performances at Motion  Blue and the Asagaya Jazz StreetFestival.

2002

Jazz quintet at B Flat featuring vocalists Joe Lee Wilson ( a New  Yorker living in Paris) on March 1st, and Pamela MacCarthy (a New  Yorker living in Tokyo)
 

 Jazz orchestra presented a Tribute To Buddy Rich featuring Inagaki  Yoshinobu. This performance, apparently the first , full tribute to  Buddy in Japan, was at B Flat on December 13th.


2001

 March 22 until March 28 I worked in Bankok, Thailand, performing with  Urbie Greens group, JAZZ GIANTS. It was a quite interesting trip  because of the special performance with the  King of Thailand.

 Performing with Nobuo Hara and the Sharps & Flats Orchestra for their  50th anniversary concert. Benny Golson was commissioned to write two  original compositions which added to the concert.One piece was a trumpet  solo, Our Last Goodbye, which I performed.

 Mike Price Jazz Orchestra - Performances featuring the music of Duke  Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. We performed selections from the  suites, Such Sweet Thunder, Far East Suite, & New Orleans Suite.

 The complete Duke Ellington Far East Suite was featured in a  performance on August 31 at B Flat in Akasaka. A premier performance of  the complete suite in Japan.

 May 24, 25, December 6, 7 - Presented Tribute To Frank Sinatra
program with full band featuring Victor Savoy.

 July 28 , 29 -Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra  subbed for missing trumpet player  Asahi-Ku jazz festival in Yokohama  NHK-FM Concert radio performance  It was a great feeling to be performing with this world-class band  which created my introduction to Japan so many years ago.


2000 - Miles Davis/Gil Evans Jazz Suite, Porgy and Bess.

 Produced 20 piece orchestra and performed solo trumpet  in July for this premier performance in Japan.

 Substituted on final performance of Japan tour of  Dave Matthews and Manhattan Jazz Orchestra.

 March performance of Such Sweet Thunder favorably reviewed by Daily  Yomiuri, Swing Journal, & Downbeat.



1999 - Formed a 16 piece jazz orchestra to perform the  Shakespearean suite of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn,  Such Sweet Thunder. First performance in Japan.

1993 - Present Formed The Mike Price Jazz Quintet to perform original  compositions and selections from the modern jazz repertoire.



1998 Associate Producer and featured performer in documentary film,  Tokyo Blues, a film by Craig McTurk about jazz and blues musicians in  Tokyo with a special accent toward foreign musicians.

 

 1989 Awarded an artist exchange fellowship to Japan from the National  Endowment for the Arts and the U.S./Japan Friendship Commission. Arrived  in Japan March 23, 1989. Subsequently formed an expanded ensemble of  jazz sextet with the addition of three Japanese indigenous  instruments.Five performances were given with this ensemble. During  1990 the final three concerts were developed around the theme of  Japanese Ghost Stories.

 

1990 - Present Nobuo Hara and the Sharps & Flats - solo trumpet chair.

 Originally formed in 1951, this enduring jazz band is a nationally  recognized group performing for concerts, festivals, and television.

 

 1986-1987 Offered a teaching assistantship at the University of Southern  California.

 Graduated in December, 1987 with a

 Masters Degree in Jazz Studies.

 

 1983 - 1989 Gerald Wilson Orchestra

 Performed extensively in California including the 1985 Monterey Jazz  Festival, the 1986 Orange County Jazz Festival, and the 1988 Lake Tahoe  Jazz Festival. There was also an international performance at the 1986  Verona Jazz Festival in Verona, Italy.

 

 1985 - 1988 Formed a jazz septet built around twelve new compositions.

 The first performances were at the Come Back Inn in Venice, California.

 Subsequent performances at the University of Southern California  premiered several new works.

 

 1984 National tour with Helen Forrest, Johnny Desmond, Modernaires and  Horace Heidt Jr. From 1986-1989 contracted musicians for the Horace  Heidt Jr. Orchestra.

 

March 1983  THREE GENERATIONS of the BLUES

        PBS  award winning Television Program              

        Featuring Jeannie Cheatham,Big Mama Thornton,

        Sippie Wallace, and the Jimmie Cheatham Blues Band.

        KPBS  - San Diego, California

 

1973-1983 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band  Joined this band at its inception and continued with them until the  leaders moved to New York. Recorded thirteen albums for RVC, Japan.

 This Los Angeles band toured Japan six times and Europe four times.

 

 1976-1983 Formed a jazz-rock ensemble called Blue Guitar.

 The band performed weekly at the Come Back Inn. The repertoire was  based on the leaders compositions plus aesthetically important jazz  selections adapted to this instrumentation. Active from the  beginning, the band performed concerts, nightclubs, and clinic-concerts  for schools.

 

 December 1980

 Co-producer of Jazz Concert Series at Mayfair Music Hall,  thru March 1981 Santa Monica, California. In addition to Blue  Guitar the series featured other Los Angeles jazz groups.

 


1980
Composed music for a documentary film, Title One,  which was sponsored by the California Department of Education.

 

 1971 - 1972 Free lance work in Los Angeles. Shows, recording,  three tours with the Beachboys.

 

 
1969 - 1970
Buddy Rich Orchestra - First Trumpet 
On the Road in the United States and Canada.

Concerts,television,

 and recordings; Buddy and Soul and

“Keep the Customer Satisfied. Also a tour of England which included  a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II.

 

1968 A short tour with the Harry James Orchestra

 

1967 - 1968 Stan Kenton Orchestra - First Trumpet  Three nation-wide tours which included television and recordings,

 

‘Stan Kenton Conducts the Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton and Finians Rainbow. Also there were three sessions of the Stan Kenton Jazz Camp.

 

 Summer 1964 European Tour with the Glenn Miller Singers  The Tex Beneke Orchestra featuring Ray Eberley, Paula Kelly and the  Modernaires. This delightful tour occurred after graduating from  Northwestern University and before entering Berklee School of Music  in Boston, Mass.

 

 

 Additionally, There were shorter tours, single event engagements.or  recordings with many others, some of whom I will mention now.

 

 Louie Bellson, Bill Holman, Bob Crosby, Bill Berry,  Benny Carter, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, Chuck Mangione,Grover Mitchell,  Herb Pomeroy, Perez Prado, Lou Rawls, Moacir Santos, Jerry Garcia, Tony  Bennett, George Benson, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra,Jimmy Durante,  Cab Calloway, Connie Francis, Ink Spots, Jack Jones,Peggy Lee, Patti  Page, Liza Minnelli, Wayne Newton, O-Jays, Della Reese, O.C. Smith,  Spinners, Supremes, Sarah Vaughn, Paul Williams, Stevie Wonder,  Manhattan Transfer,  Julie Andrews, Al Martino, Perry Como, Bobby Caldwell,Buddy Miles,  Beachboys, & The Captain and Tenille..




 

 EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND (MIKE PRICE)

 

 Born Chicago, Illinois. Raised in Miami, Florida & Valparaiso, Indiana.

 1959 Graduated Valparaiso High School, Salutatorian.

 

 1959-1964 Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois

 

 1963 B.M.E. (Music Education)

 1963-1964 Post-graduate studies

 

 5 years private study with Vincent Cichowocz  2nd Trumpet  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  Additional private studies : Arnold Jacobs, Frank Crisafulli,  Emil Eck, Wilbur Simpson, Jerome Stowell, & Metzinger.

 (all members of Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

 

 

1964-1967 Berklee College of Music Boston, Massachusetts

 

 Studies in composition with Herb Pomeroy (Jazz),  John Bavicchi, and William Maloof.

 

 Held teaching assistantship during the three years.

 Duties were to rehearse jazz ensembles for ten hours  each week. There were five ensembles.

 

 Private study with Ray Kotwica and John Coffey (formerly  with the Boston Symphony Orchestra).

 

 

 1986-1987 University of Southern California

 

 Offered a teaching assistantship in the  Jazz Studies Department, graduate program.

 

 1987 Graduated with Masters Degree.

 

 ADDITIONAL STUDIES

 

 1977-1978 UCLA Extension

 Two Japanese language courses.

 1982 Santa Monica College

 Japanese language course, German language course

 1987 University of California, Los Angeles  Department of Ethnomusicology, course in Japanese music

 

 1988 Received teaching credential,

 Los Angeles Unified School District

 

 1989 Received Community College teaching credential  for State of California.

 

 

 

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

 June 1, 2007  - Jazz Quintet Clinic at Northwestern

                                University, Evanston, Illinois

 

 1964-1967 Berklee College of Music. During teaching assistantship  duties were to rehearse 5 bands weekly. 10 hours per week.

 

 1967 -1968 Stan Kenton clinics. Redlands University & San Jose University

 

 1980 - Tokyo, Japan - Trumpet clinic and jazz band clinic sponsored by  Japanese self-defense forces band.

 

 1981 - Klamuth Falls, Oregon - Public school music program jazz  festival. Adjudication, clinics, and concert with combined schoolsÅf band.

 

 Salem, Oregon - Willamette University. Concert with resident jazz  quintet; trumpet and improvisation clinics.

 

 Colorado West Music Festival - Grand Junction, Colorado  Adjudication of concert band and jazz band performances; soloist with  Mesa College jazz band and municipal concert band; trumpet clinician.

 

 University of Denver - Denver, Colorado - Trumpet and improvisation  clinics.

 

 Redlands University - Redlands, California  Clinician with Toshiko Akiyoshi- Lew Tabackin Jazz Band

 

 Venice High School - Venice, California. Concert for music program  students and clinic for school jazz band sponsored by Blue Guitar.

 

 Hamburg, Germany - Two clinics for local youth bands.

 

 1982 - Peninsula High School - Tacoma, Washington. Three day  intensive clinic for high school and middle school program.

Conductor

 and soloist for jazz band concert.

 

 Jefferson High School - Portland, Oregon. Clinician with  Akiyoshi-Tabackin Jazz Band. Two day intensive clinic for high school  and middle school music program.

 Willamette University - Salem, Oregon. Adjudication of Oregon  Collegiate Jazz Festival. Trumpet and improvisation clinician for this  event.

 

 

 Trumpet clinic series for Venice High School and Santa Monica High  School. (California)

 

 Santa Monica High School - Santa Monica, California. Concert for music  program students and clinic for school jazz band sponsored by Blue Guitar.

 

 Clinics at Portage High School and Valparaiso High School in  northwestern Indiana.

 

 Berklee College of Music - Boston, Massachusetts.

 Trumpet master class.

 

 Concert and Clinics

 Chesterton High School - Chesterton, Indiana  Polytech High School - Los Angeles, California  San Bernadino Community College - San Bernadino, Ca.

 

 1983 - Continuation of Trumpet clinic series for Venice High School and  Santa Monica High School. (California)

 

 Concert Clinics

 Vancouver, British Columbia for public schools  Peninsula High School - Tacoma, Washington  Pacific Coast Jazz Festival - a college jazz festival held at  University of California Berkeley.

 

 Santa Ynez High School - Santa Ynez, California  Concert and clinics sponsored by Blue Guitar.

 

 1984 Trumpet and jazz band clinics in Indiana  Purdue University  LaPorte High School, Crown Point High School

 

 1985 Northwestern University Master Classes ,  guest soloist with Jazz Band Program  Lewis and Clark Community College- Godfrey, Illinois  Concert and clinics  Ft. Wayne High School- Ft. Wayne, Indiana- Concert & clinics  Trumpet Clinics  New Trier High School - Winnetka, Illinois  Loyola High School - Winnetka, Illinois  Huntington High School - Huntington, Indiana

 

 1986-1987 University of Southern California  Jazz History teaching assistant fellowship and ensemble  coach during graduate studies.

 

 1987 New Mexico Highlands University - Las Vegas, New Mexico  Concert and clinics

 

 1986 and 1988 (summer)

 Birch Creek Music Camp - Door County, Wisconsin  Clinician, ensemble coach, and guest soloist.

 

 1988 Fukuoka and Tokyo, Japan

 During visit to Japan, taught several clinics about brass instrument  techniques to various schools and amateur bands  in the Fukuoka area. In Tokyo taught clinics to the Keio University  and Waseda University jazz bands.

 

 1989 Soloist with the Fukuoka Institute of Technology Wind Orchestra,  under the direction of Tad T. Suzuki. (4 concerts)

 

 1989-2000 Amateur Big Band Festival - Kawasaki, Japan  Trumpet, ensemble clinician, and guest soloist 6 times at this annual  event.

 1990 - Taught lecture series, “History of Jazz” for Tokyo community organization.

 2001 Bankok, Thailand - Trumpet clinic for high school, college, &  adult musicians. Sponsored by Thai government and military band. 

 2004-2010

 Private Instructor Staff for Trumpet -  St. Maur International School - Yokohama, Japan   (22 students)

 1989- Present There have been many clinics for Universities and public  schools. The clinics for amateur bands usually included guest soloist  performances. Frequently clinics and/or concerts were repeated at  several venues. The language of instruction is Japanese.

 

 Public Schools: Fukuoka Joshi Kouko (girls high school),  Fukuoka Ohori Koen Kouko (boys high school)  Tama City High School, St. Marys International School,  American School in Japan (high school in Tokyo)  Kagoshima Public School System ( 3 schools)  Hamamatsu Public School system (6 schools)

 

 

 University Bands

 Swinging All Stars - Aichi Gakuin University- Nagoya  Royal Sounds Jazz Orch.- Aoyama Gakuin University - Tokyo  Cherry Island Jazz orch. -Kagoshima University - Kagoshima  Light Music Society - Keio Gijuku University - Tokyo  Dark Blue New Sounds Orch. - Kyoto University - Kyoto  Big Sounds Society - Meiji University- Tokyo  Seinan University - Fukuoka  (continued next page)  Kyushu Teachers College _ Fukuoka  Fukuoka University - Fukuoka  Compal Sounds Jazz Orch. -Seikei University - Tokyo  Shobi Conservatory - Tokyo  Musashino Gakuin (Music College)- Tokyo  Prince Mercy Jazz Band - Soka University - Tokyo  Jazz Junk Workshop - Tokyo University  High Society Orch. - Waseda University - Tokyo  Nagasaki University Jazz Orch.

 Kobe University Jazz Orchestra

 Osaka University - New Wave Orchestra

 

 

 

 Amateur Bands

 

 Izumi Swing Orchestra - Tokyo

 Fujisawa Swing Jazz Society - Tokyo

 Blue Notes Jazz Orchestra - Hamamatsu

 Band of Rogues - Yokohama

 Big Wing - Tokyo

 Swing Twilight Jazz Orchestra - Utsunomiya  Vest - Hakodate  Jazz Rebirth Orchestra - Hamamatsu  Groovin Herd Jazz Orchestra - Sapporo  Toshiba Ride-On Jazz Orchestra - Kawasaki  Swinging Herd - Sendai  New Quercus Jazz Orchestra - Tokyo  Jumping Generation Jazz Band - Kumamoto  New Gloria - Tokyo  Swing Street Jazz orchestra - Fukuoka  High Notes Big Band - Fukuoka

 

 

 AWARDS

 

 Educational

 1959-1964 - Full tuition scholarship - Northwestern  University Evanston, Illinois

 1964 -1967 -Teaching Assisantship - Berklee College of Music Boston, Massachusetts

 1986 -1987 -Teaching Assisantship - Jazz Studies  University of Southern California

 

 1987 - Don Ellis Award - University of Southern California

 

 Community

2010 - “Hope for Haiti” Charity concert for victims of Haiti earthquake at Foreign Correspondents club of Japan. Organized and programmed over 40 musicians for the event.

          

2005 - Participated,in organizing and performing in three charity concerts for victims of hurricane Katrina

 

 1988 - Awarded an artist exchange fellowship to Japan from the National  Endowment for the Arts and the  U.S./Japan Friendship Commission.

 Arrived in Japan March 23, 1989

 

 1990 - Commission to compose music and present concerts of program  music based on Japanese ghost stories.

 

 1992 - Commission to compose piece for jazz orchestra  featuring Shakuhachi (Japanese traditional bamboo flute)

 

 1996- Commission to compose chamber music for quartet featuring  Shakuhachi





Professional Organizations

American Federation of Musicians, Local 47 - Los Angeles (life member) 

Jazz Education Network (charter member) 

International Trumpet Guild 

College Music Society

Jazz Trumpeter, Composer Mike Price
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