Mike Murray

BIO

Mike Murray - Composer, Musician and Producer

 

Smooth Jazz, Chill Composer, musician and producer Mike Murray, hadn't touched a musical instrument for years until the death of his father in 2001. As an accomplished but unknown pianist, Mike's father raised him from the age of seven and exposed him to the Jazz classics. As a kid, Mike's musical seeds were further sewn during the summers on an old, tattered upright piano at a summer camp but he lacked focus. He landed a spot with a local high school funk band as a drummer but before musical seeds could take root, the time came to turn the page to the next chapters in life.

As an adult, Mike was heavily influenced by, music greats such as George Duke, Stanley Clarke, FourPlay, Santana, Hiroshima, Paul Hardcastle, Alex Bugnon, EWF, and Mandrill to name a few. 

Over the years, Mike knew there was still something innately musical stirring inside so he returned to music making with a spur of the moment decision to purchase a keyboard. Spurred on by a friend who offered strong encouragement, Mike eventually released his first commercial CD "Skyline" in 2007 with one consistent goals in mind: 1) give the listener a unique and different experience 2) out do the previous release 3) write for an "A List" artist.

Mike reaches his goal again on his twelfth and most recent CD "SAX MAN", featuring Daniel Chia and KCentric where listeners are transported to new and unfamiliar places.  There's agreement amongst fans.  Thomas Moore of "thechillzone" online says: "You have been blessed with a special talent. You have already achieved your goal of writing for an "A list" artist. You are an A list artist.".