MIKE MILLIGAN TRIO
David Braid – Piano
Mike Milligan – Bass
Joel Haynes – Drums
Mike Milligan bio:
Mike Milligan is a prominent local bassist who performs with many of Toronto’s finest musicians. He has performed with such internationally recognized musicians as David Liebman, Chet Baker, Ritchie Beirach, Billy Kilson, Adam Nussbaum, David Binney, Don Thompson, Claude Ranger, Holly Cole and Sonny Greenwich. As part of the house band at the Ottawa Jazz Festival in 2005 and 2006, Mike performed with Joshua Redman, Donny McCaslin and Jeff Ballard. He has toured extensively throughout Canada and Europe with the ‘Shuffle Demons’. With the trio ‘Life on Mars’, he won first prize at an international competition at the renowned Vienne (France) Jazz Festival. In 1997, he recorded his solo bass CD ‘Solo Flights’, which has been well received by jazz fans and critics alike.
Mike has studied double bass with Dave Holland and George Mraz, composition with Roddy Elias, and jazz performance at Humber College.
Current projects include his trio with David Braid and Joel Haynes, as well as his solo bass project, for which he is planning a second CD. Mike is also currently working as a sideman with the Dylan Hemming Trio, the Richard Underhill Quartet, the James Brown Trio and Laura Hubert.
Mike runs a private teaching practice (electric bass, double bass and jazz improvisation) in Toronto.