Mike was born in upstate NY where he still resides. He began playing as a child and started his professional career at age 16 with Joe Locke. Since then Mike has become one of busiest and sought after drummers in upstate NY. Mike has toured throughout the US and Canada. His playing credits include James Moody, Benny Golson, Barry Harris, Vincent Herring, Gary Smulyan, Danilo Perez, Peter Bernstein to name a few. Mike has also been an in demand teacher and clinician which has taken him all over the US. He is on over 30 CD’s as a sideman and has several of his own recordings out.