Mike Gorman`S Biography

Mike Gorman was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. After completing a Music Degree at University College Salford, he gained experience working on the thriving Manchester music scene. Mike moved to London in 1995, to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then he has established himself as one of the UK’s leading jazz pianists and organists, making regular appearances with many of the country’s leading jazz musicians in London and throughout the UK. He has also worked with several prominent US musicians, as well as touring and recording with major international acts Incognito and Us3. Mike released his debut album “The Maze” on the label 33 Records in March 2002. The Album recieved much critical acclaim and was named Jazz CD of the Month in the Nov ’02 BBC Music Magazine (see Press/Reviews page). Mike is involved with many ongoing bands and projects. For information on these see Latest News, or push the ‘contact’ button above.

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Jazz Artists
UK: Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Alan Skidmore, Andy Panayi, Mornington Lockett, Dave O’Higgins, Peter King, Alan Barnes, Ed Jones, Bob Martin, Matt Wates, Martin Drew, Gilad Atzmon, Ray Warleigh, Jim Mullen, Dave Cliff, Stacey Kent, Guy Barker, Danny Moss, Roy Williams, Georgie Fame
US and International: Jimmy Witherspoon, Ken Peplowski, Bill Watrous, Clifford Jarvis, Brad Leali, Lanny Morgan, Lennart Anderson, Charles McPherson, David Binney
Contemporary Artists
Us3, Incognito, Gwen McCrea, Marlena Shaw, Hamish Stuart, Tom Robinson, Adam Phillips Band, Kick Horns, Alison Crockett, Lizz Fields, Marlon Saunders, N’Dambi
TV and Radio
Loose Ends-Radio 4
Jazz hour-Radio 3
The Gloria Hunniford Show-Channel 5
The Warehouse-Channel 4
The Big Breakfast-Channel 4
Later With Jools Holland-BBC 2
Trevor Nelsons Urban Choice-BBC 2
Johnny Vaughan Tonight-BBC 1
Strictly Come Dancing-BBC 1
Tours Festivals etc.
1993
Inner Sense Percussion – UK and Ireland Tour
1994
Inner Sense Percussion – Singapore Festival Of Arts
1997
Holly Slater Quartet – Sophia Jazz Festival Guy Barker Quintet – UK Tour
2000
Incognito – Japan Blue Note Tour
2001
Incognito – Tour of Japan and South East Asia Us3 – European Showcases
2002
US3 – Japan Blue Note Tour, European Tour, Summer Festival Tour including Glastonbury Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz, Pori Festival, Istambul, Nice and Brittany
2003
Us3 – Japan Blue Note Tour Jim Mullen Organ Trio – Tour of Scotland Lizz Fields Musical Director Jazz Cafe gig N’Dambi and Marlon Saunders UK Tour for Soul Brother Records
2004
Jim Mullen Organ Trio – UK Tour, Sophia Peak Jazz Festival, Bulgaria Gwen McCrea – Uk Tour Georgie Fame / Ubizo, Brecon Jazz Festivalm Marlena Shaw – UK / Europe dates US3 – Album Launch dates, London
2005
Jazz Matrix – Dubai Jazz Festival Us3 – Spring tour of Europe Jim Mullen Organ Trio – UK Tour Marlena Shaw – UK/Europe Tour Us3 – Summer Festivals Tour Georgie Fame / Alan Skidmore European dates
2006
Tom Robinson Castaway UK Party