Mike MacArthur took the tenor sax chair on Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Neavou Band in 1998. After touring North America, Europe and Asia for two years with Maynard, mike made the decision to leave the band to start his own solo career. In 2000, Mike released his first solo CD “Paradise Point”. Following that, Mike released “Deal Me In’, “That’s What I’m Talkin’ Bout” and most recently, “Live N’ Kickin” featuring Roger Smith (Tower of Power) on B3. Mike continues to perform and tour the country along with artists like Rick Braun, Jeff Golub and Peter White. Other artists Mike has had the pleasure of working with include Brian Bromberg, Diane Schuur, Richard Smith, Oli Silk, Craig Chaquico, Jeff Kashiwa, Rick Derringer, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Mary Wilson & The Supremes, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), and many more.
Born in upstate New York, Mike started as a guitar player and eventually moved to the saxophone. After leaving high school Mike attended Florida State University and Manhattan School of Music. Some of Mike’s achievements include Best Young Jazz Instrumentalist in Downbeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards, 1993 as well as performances at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday in October 2000, 2002, 2009 & 2010. Currently living in Tampa Florida, Mike leads his own band locally along with touring as a sideman with national acts. Mikes inspiration comes from a variety of players and styles. From the be-bop sounds of Charlie Parker to the modern sounds of Michael Brecker, Mike approaches his music with fire and passion.
Dani MacArthur: Vocalist
Good music is good music....too many to list:)
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 75 minutes
We aim to please any crowd and cater to the audience. We are also very considerate of volume, appearance and song choice. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to have a good time!!
For most gigs, just a power outlet is needed. Mike will provide all sound gear and lights. Specific requests can be handled upon booking.
Professional sound and lighting provided. Additional information available upon request.
The set list will be tailored to the needs of the client. Jazz, Smooth Jazz, R&B, Pop, Disco, Motown and more....
Past Booked Dates:
01-27-2012 — Hard Rock Tampa - Council Oak
CDs For Sale
That's What I'm Talkin' Bout
2006: 150 gigs
2007: 150 gigs
2008: 150 gigs
2009: 150 gigs
2010: 150 gigs
2011: 150 gigs
2012: 12 gigs
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