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Mike Whitebread is a performer, music producer, and educator based out of Houston, TX.

As an instrumentalist, Mike has played and toured throughout the world appearing stateside on ABC World News and CNN while internationally on BBC World News, BBC4, German and French TV, Reuters, and Egyptian late night and morning talk shows with artist Kareem Salama. Most recently, Mike performed in America with Kareem in Washington D.C., and Chicago. He has also performed at such landmarks as inside the Old City of Jerusalem, along the Nile river in Cairo, and at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. More recent appearances include performances in Malaysia, in Texas backing up Broadway sensation Audra Mcdonald, and in Indianapolis in a joint concert with Orchestra of America and the Indianapolis Symphony at Indiana’s Hilbert Circle Theater.

In the studio, Mike has co-produced and collaborated with the brilliantly talented and Grammy winning Dan Workman in producing Houston Grand Opera soloist Alicia Gianni for her 2016 debut release. Mike also produced and performed on rootsy/folk artist Craig Kinsey’s  album, American Roots and Machines, released July 2014. Mike and Craig produced Kinsey’s first album, The Burdener, which garnering recent local “Best Song” and “Best Album” awards including a ‘Best 12 Texas Albums’ of the year award in the Houston Chronicle next to names like Willie Nelson. In addition, the Mike Whitebread Trio recording released August 2014 and features new arrangements of traditional jazz standards.

In 2015 and 2016, Mike joined Houston’s Alley Theatre in opening productions for both seasons beginning in 2015 with One Man, Two Guvnors and appearing again in 2016 with a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The One Man, Two Guvnors production featured Mike onstage as a rockabilly and skiffle guitarist for over a dozen songs during 35+ shows. The Midsummer production featured Mike as a multi-instrumentalist performing an original score by Broadway composer Gregg Coffin.

Mike keeps time for a student base at the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School, where he teaches private lessons on guitar and leads the annual  Guitar Camp workshop at the University. Mike holds a Masters of Music in jazz conducting from the Moores School of Music.

Not a fan of sticking to one instrument, Mike plays guitar, upright and electric bass, percussion/drum set, piano, accordion, a recorder consort, pump organ and electric organ, banjo, ukelele, and the mandolin.

 

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