A one-of-a-kind piano artist, born and raised in Jackson Mississippi, Mike grew up listening to the great composers and performers of the time including, BB King, Henry Mancini, Ramsey Lewis, Vince Guaraldi, and the Beatles. These influences gave Mike the foundation for his own musical style, which is infused with blues, popular, boogie-woogie, film music, and jazz.
As a composer, Mike has always been inspired and driven by melody. He loves to experiment with motion and texture, using the piano as his own orchestra. In addition to his original music airing for seven seasons on CBS Sports PGA Golf, his compositions have also been heard on NBC, FOX, and ABC television as well as several major motion pictures.
Mike has established himself as a prolific recording artist, having released 22 CDs to date on his own label, MSP Records. His recordings are distributed in the USA and digitally throughout the world.
Recently, Mike debuted several new arrangements for piano and orchestra. In addition to teaching, recording, and performing, he continues to publish many of his unique solo piano arrangements of popular and original music.