Mike Karloff - A Swing Thru Jazz Decades

Michael Karloff is a jazz and classical pianist and arrangerMichael Karloff is SoCA's Jazz and contemporary piano instructor
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 14:30


Sunday, September 30, 2:30 pm, doors open 2:00 pm

Mike Karloff's Premiere Feature Concert
A Swing Thru Jazz Decades

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.

TICKETS: $25.00 advance    At the door $30.00 (cash)
ADVANCE ON SALE SEPT. 4   from Mackenzie Hall Box Office
Call 519 255 7600 for credit card orders. 
A portion of the proceeds will benefit SoCA Music scholarships.
All SOCA students and St. Clair Music Theatre students FREE ADMISSION at the door with Student ID!
Master of Ceremonies: Jim Crichton CTV News
A co-presentation of SOCA with Hugh Leal, producer
For the program, Windsor pianist Mike Karloff will perform tunes and styles that are hallmarks of the jazz decades: 1920’s “hot jazz”; 1930’s “swing era”; 1940’s “bebop” ;1950’s “cool jazz”; a tribute to Oscar Peterson; and on to today’s contemporary jazz compositions.
Paul Keller, bassist from Ann Arbor (member of Diana Krall’s original combo on her 1st Grammy album)
Mike Karoub, “hot jazz” style cello from Detroit...featured on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion, at The Kennedy Center, The Hollywood Bowl Atlanta Symphony etc.
Janelle Reichman, clarinet and sax from Ann Arbor (2005 Downbeat Magazine award winner; 2016 feature Jazz at Lincoln Center for The Magic of Benny Goodman)
Bob Fazecash, trumpet: Windsor Symphony brass member, fellow U of W jazz instructor with Karloff
 Kevin Venney, drums:  leading veteran Windsor drummer at Caesars Windsor etc.
Mike Karloff, piano
This event will be the first-ever “feature showcase concert” of Mike Karloff. Mike is one of Windsor’s major musical artists. He is the piano anchor and arranger for the Mackenzie Hall Jazz Series now in its seventh year. Mike has been a University of Windsor music faculty member (jazz) since 2012 and has been the music director of the St. Clair College Music Theatre Program since 2008. Mike is one of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra's "go to" pianists for Pops work and rehearsals (classical or jazz). He will perform the music from West Side Story with the WSO for their Pops season premiere on September 22-23.
Mike was the City of Windsor’s orchestra director for the 2013 International Children’s Games at the WFCU Centre, and is one of the city’s most in-demand musicians, performing jazz, pop, classical, rock, Broadway and other styles here, in Detroit and further afield.
For his most recent project Mike composed the score for a new Canadian musical comedy entitled Raise the Stakes with co-writer, the Toronto actor Taylor Lavigne. The show will premier in Windsor Oct. 18-27 at the Walkerville Theatre.





Trevor Pittman