The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Mike Standal and his Organ group to the Stage. Based out of Milwaukee where he’s “first call” for most high profile recording sessions and live dates in town, Mike has accumulated considerable experience in the commercial music arena playing on, composing, arranging and producing countless pieces of music for local and national television, radio, music production libraries and major film releases. Mike’s music can be heard on ESPN, BET and NBC’s Friends.
Mike has performed with Gerard Canon, Luis Diaz, Berkley Fudge, Brian Lynch, Melvin Rhyne, Buddy Miles, Joe Puerta and The Soul Patrol amongst others. He was also an integral member of Oceans, a contemporary jazz/fusion group that served as the house band for the Milwaukee Bucks and charted in the top 10 with the album “Ridin’ The Tide.” He is the co-leader of the band Forcast along with Daryl Steurmer of Phil Collin’s and Genesis fame.
Mike’s own release “Equilibrium” showcases his guitar prowess in the jazz quintet setting. Most recently Mike has been collaborating with vocalist Nora Jones on new material for her upcoming recordings.