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Delivering a warm, classic tenor sound with a conscious focus on the groove & melody, Mike shows what really counts when it comes time to play.
Getting his start in the Midwest, saxophonist Mike Wyatt has had the opportunity to stretch his musical wings with a variety of recognized groups in an array of styles. His first public performances began in high school, playing in small jazz combos and rock bands.
Through continuous listening of many local groups and performers, he discovered his own love for improvising in many styles and aligned himself with legendary Cleveland tenor saxophonist Ernie Krivda (Cadence/CIMP recording artist & of Quincy Jones fame) for direction. After several years of study with Krivda, Mike worked his way in as a regular member of Ernie Krivda’s Fat Tuesday Big Band, a high-energy 18-pc. big band that is renowned for its authentic yet uniquely hip blues, bop, boogie, & shout.
Through networking with the members of the Cleveland jazz circuit, Mike met Vaughn Wiester, an accomplished trombonist and former performer/writer for the Woody Herman Orchestra. Wiester put Mike in the saxophone section of his Famous Jazz Orchestra when moving to Columbus, OH, where he played weekly with such special guests as John von Olen, Jim Rupp, John Fedchock & Bill Holman.
It was in Columbus where Mike also landed his next musical break. A phonecall from percussionist Ed Davis paved the way for what became a spot in one of Ohio’s hottest and upcoming acoustic rock/pop bands, American Cherry. Through a fusion of many different elements of jazz, funk, folk, latin, and afro-cuban, American Cherry’s danceable, pop-sensitive music landed Mike performances opening for such bands as Oval Opus, The Shantee, Blues Traveller, Red Wanting Blue, Styx, & Peter Frampton.
Mike graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Business/Management. While in Boston, Mike had the opportunity to study with some of the best saxophone teachers around, including Andy McGhee (of Count Basie fame), Jackie Beard, & Dino Govoni. Mike also performed in many different high-caliber bands while at Berklee and in Boston: The Back Bay Brass Jazz Orchestra, The Chord Scale Madness Ensemble, The Berklee Salsa Ensemble, and most notably, the Beantown Swing Orchestra, an 18-piece classic swing band band fronted by American Idol Season 3 finalist, John Stevens. Mike & the band were also featured on the silver screen in the 2008 comedy “My Best Friend’s Girl,” starring Alec Baldwin, Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, & Jason Biggs.Two Hour Change, a 7-piece funk/soul/R&B group in which Mike started in Boston, was also a big hit in New England, performing originals and covers in a wide variety of venues, both for public club gigs and private events.
The band released a single in 2008 called “These Blues,” co-written by Mike with lead singer Evan Cole and produced by Alan Evans, drummer and producer of the popular trio, Soulive. In the summer of 2010, Mike moved his musical operation to Austin, TX, “The Live Music Capital of the World,” where he continued to freelance as a saxophonist-for-hire and a graphic designer. Alongside Danny Fratina & Clint Simmons, Mike founded the Austin Swing Orchestra, an 18-piece classic big band modeled after the Beantown Swing Orchestra.
In the fall of 2012, Mike found himself back in New England and is currently working the music scene in the Boston area.