Mike Bono Group with Special Guest Chris Cheek CD Release Celebration

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Mike Bono Group with Special Guest Chris Cheek CD Release Celebration

Thu, February 6, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 7:15 pm)

Birdland NYC

New York, NY

$20.00

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Mike Bono Group with Special Guest Chris Cheek CD Release Celebration
Mike Bono Group with Special Guest Chris Cheek CD Release Celebration
Guitarist Mike Bono, now 21 years old, recently finished his degree at Berklee College of Music where he was the first guitarist in the school’s renowned history to be awarded a Presidential Scholarship. Though young, this phenom has already performed with artists such as Julian Lage, Taylor Eigsti, and Grace Kelly. He has also studied with Terri Lyne Carrington, Mick Goodrick, Hal Crook, Tim Miller, and Ralph Peterson Jr, to name a few.

In summer of 2012, Bono went on tour with the Matthew Halpin Quintet, playing at several notable venues throughout Ireland such as The Hawkswell Theater, and JJ Smiths. The quintet also gave several clinics as part of the Sligo Jazz Festival, and at New Park College as part of the two week tour. During that same summer, Mike was accepted into the Stanford Jazz Workshop “Mentor Fellowship” as one of 7 young musicians to be teaching and playing alongside faculty members such as Victor Wooten, Tootie Heath, Julian Lage, and Charles McPherson to name a few. Mike also performs several times a year with inspirational artist Duane McLaughlin at venues such as the Greensboro Colluseum, and The American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Presently, Mike leads his own band, “The Mike Bono Group” and just released his first album as a leader called From Where You Are. The record features some of Mike’s closest friends, as well as one of his musical heroes, Julian Lage. The band has performed at the Nancy Jazz Festival in France where they also gave a workshop at Musical Academy International. They are regular performers in Boston at popular venues such as Ryles, Wally’s, The Middle East, and in New York City at The Bar Next Door. Mike endorses the ZT club amplifier.
Venue Information:
Birdland NYC
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036
http://birdlandjazz.com/