Mike Carr (born Michael Anthony Carr, 7 December 1937, South Shields, County Durham, England) is an Englishjazzorganist, pianist and vibraphonist. For a living he travels round and performs, but he also teaches people how to write songs. Mike had an impact on the South African Jazz scene where he played Piano & Organ with many great Jazz musicians like Drummers Maurice Gawronsky, Will McClure & Bassist Basil Moses. Will commented in an article he wrote on Jazz in SA in the 60's that Mike Carr brought with him a creative maturity that changed the direction of many of the young Jazz musicians in South Africa at the time.
From 1971-5, Carr was a member of Ronnie Scott's trio, first with Tony Crombie and later with Bobby Gien. In the mid-1980s he led the band Cargo, who were notable for recording the first jazz rap record, entitled "Jazz Rap".