Performed on stage with: Chuck D'Aloia, The 4 Tops, Norah Jones, Tony Randal, Peter Erskine, Bill Watrous, Arturo Sanduval, Cluadio Rhoditi, Kenny Wheeler, Bobby Shew, Maynard Ferguson (2 month tour), The 1'Olock Lab Band @ The University of North Texas, Terrell Staford, Marvin Stamm, John Fedchock, Slide Hampton, Lou Marini, Steve Turre, Nick Brignola, Joe Lavano, Ralph Lalama, Bob Mintzer, Dave Liebman, Ed Soph, Lynn Seaton, Neil Slater, Dan Hearle, Mike Stern, Charlie Haden.
Classical Experience: Attended via Scholarship The Tanglewood Institute with The Empire Brass Quintet. Performed under Leonard Bernstein, Seizi Ozowa, Michael Tilson Thomas, Albany Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony. Tour of Austria & Budapest with Empire State Youth Orchestra.
Performing Experience: Karen Lawrence Band, Big Soul Ensemble under direction of Keith Pray, Mike Wicks Jazz Project, Camille Moran Jazz Quartet, Tim Church Original Rock Band, Jazz Chair with University Of North Texas Lab Bands, Lead Trumpet with Neil Slater's Summer Jazz Program, Jazz Chair with The Dallas Jazz Orchestra. The Joey Tomas Big Band, Busca Alma, Alex Torres & the Latin Kings. Freelance Trumpet work in The Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Lead Trumpet with Potsdam Jazz Ensemble & winner of "Best Trumpet Section" at the Collegiate Notre Dame Jazz Festival under the direction of Brett Zvacek. Tour of Amsterdam Holland with The S.C.C.C Jazz Ensemble under direction of Dr. William Meckley.
Recording experience: Gary Tash Recording Studio Channel 13, Praytt Whitney Jingles airing on Nation Wide Television, The Karen Lawrence Band, University of North Texas Jazz ensembles, The Mike Falzano Quintet, Dallas metropolitan opera, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, Busca Alma, Plattsburg Public Radio W104.3 FM, Alex Torres& the Latin Kings, Empire State Youth Orchestra @ The Mozarteum: Salzburg Austria, ESYO Live in Budapest.
Performance & Teaching Degrees: Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The Crane School of Music Potsdam. Masters Degree in Music/Jazz Studies from The University of North Texas & The College of Saint Rose.
Studied Privately with: Freddie Hubbard, Lee Sewloff, Jay Saunders, Don (Jake) Jacoby, Scott Englebright, Randy Brecker, Dave Leibman, John Faddis, Marcus Printup, Rolf Smedvig, Dr. Dennis Johnston, Dr. Keith Johnson
Mike Currently is Department Head of Music and Teaches General and Instrumental Music at The LaSalle School in Albany NY & maintains a private Trumpet Studio in Albany NY teaching trumpet lessons & jazz improvisation lessons. Mike can also be heard performing throughout the capitol region, upstate New York and NYC areas with various groups.