Guitarist and composer Mike DeMicco grew up in the arts colony of Woodstock, NY, immersed in blues, jazz and rock music. He has performed and recorded with Chris and Dan Brubeck since the late 1980s, previously with the acclaimed electric jazz quartet, The Dolphins, featuring Dan. Mike has worked with many celebrated artists, including Jack DeJohnette, Mose Allison, Dave Brubeck, Warren Bernhardt, Nick Brignola, Michael Franks, Garth Hudson, and W.C. Handy Blues Award-winner Rory Block. Mike is listed in Lewis Porter’s Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians (www.jazz.com) and All About Jazz writes: His diverse resume has contributed to his playing prowess . . . DeMicco possesses a fluid, melodic style and excellent technique and taste. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, on Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion,” “Jazz in America” (PBS), and most major US and European jazz venues and festivals. Author of Homespun Tapes’ highly acclaimed three-DVD instructional set, “You Can Play Jazz Guitar,” Mike is also featured accompanist on “The Acoustic Bass” taught by Gary Peacock (www.homespuntapes.com).
Mike is co-producer for both of the BBQ’s Koch releases. Intuition (2006) featured his compositions, “Open Door” and “West of One” while Classified (2008) featured two of his tunes, “Eclipse” and “Good Question.” Each of these recordings remained in the Top 20 of the JazzWeek radio charts for over two months.
DeMicco’s guitar is the perfect blend of soul, polish and technique. - JazzTimes
DeMicco’s guitar is a crackling presence throughout (Intuition), adding a muscular vibe that hikes the energy. - The Philadelphia Enquirer
Wonderfully imaginative playing ... DeMicco is a true highlight ... shows great tone and wonderful chops. - Vintage Guitar Magazine