Mike Richmond

Mike Richmond has been featured on over 350 recordings (16 solo) and has recorded/performed internationally with Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus Dynasty/Big Band/Orchestra, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Ravi Shankar, Elvin Jones, Horace Silver, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Vic Juris, George Benson, Joshua Breakstone, Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, BB King, Chet Baker, Hubert Laws, Randy Brecker, Mike Brecker, Gil Evans Big Band, Woody Herman Big Band, Glenn Miller Big Band, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Big Band, Bill Watrous Big Band, George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Tommy Flanagan, Sir Roland Hanna, Hank Jones, Marion McPartland, Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Toots Theilmans, Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, Roland Kirk, Roy Haynes, Billy Hart, Jimmy Knepper, Bob Brookmeyer, Milt Jackson, Kenny Wheeler, Joe Farrell, Tom Harrell, Arnie Lawrence, Andy LaVerne, Dave Liebman, Henry Mancini, Joào Gilberto, Astrid Gilberto, Michel Legrand, CBS Orchestra (Los Angeles), Buddy DeFranco, Chico Hamilton, Richie Havens, Pepper Adams, and Gabor Szabo. He has won Grammy Awards with Miles Davis, Quincy Jones and the Philadelphia Orchestra. 

His book Modern Walking Bass Technique (Ped Xing Music) is used worldwide as one of the leading texts on jazz bass technique. Mike’s workshops have been well received throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, China, South America, and the Middle East. Mike is a professor of Double Bass at New York University (Teacher of the Year 1991 & 1994). He represented the United States in France as a guest lecturer at the “International Symposium on Jazz Pedagogy” sponsored by the French Cultural Ministry

Mike has been a guest soloist with the Bratislava Philharmonic Orchestra, United Arab Emirates Philharmonic Orchestra, Prince George’s Philharmonic, Lima Peru Symphony, Costa Rica National Symphony, Cologne Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Cologne Radio Big Band, the Hamburg State Opera, and the Hacettepe Conservatory Symphony (Turkey).

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