Mike Bardash started playing the piano at the age of 5 and he hasn’t stop since. He’s 52 now, so you can see he’s been playing a long time (you do the math!). He has heavy influence from his classical training, though he was influenced quite early on by a wide range of jazz and pop artists. He came to New York in 1987 and has been performing there both with his own ensembles and as a supporting member of other musicians’ bands.
Mike’s primary genre is often described as jazz. Of course, he plays a wide variety of music ranging from rhythm and blues to baroque. He is currently playing with several contemporary jazz and R&B groups, while working on his own new project. He has been collaborating with Rhonda Denet for about 2 years, as a member of her “Bad Cats.”
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