Mike Lipskin

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Mike Lipskin is a stride jazz pianist of the pre-bop jazz style, piano instructor, record producer and author. He has striven to keep alive the form of jazz piano known as Harlem Stride Piano, performing varied repertoire and originals. He played piano and organ on Papa John Creach's self-titled album, produced Ryo Kawasaki's Juice album, and produced Gil Evans' Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix. His photography contributed to the 1995 documentary film A Great Day in Harlem.[1] Lipskin performed at the Fats Waller centennial concert at the 22nd San Francisco Jazz Festival.[2] "Mike Lipskin plays stride with great accuracy - Eubie Blake. "Mike Lipskin performed Carolina Shout in a tribute to his teacher Willie the Lion Smith with outstanding improvisation" Peter Watrous, NY Times. Mike has directed and performed in six Davies Symphony Hall Stride Summits, in San Francisco, appeared at Carnegie Hall, and toured Europe performing his own style within the stride jazz idiom. He has several recordings both as soloist and with other pre-bop musicians.


  1. ^ Holden, Stephen (1995-02-17). "Movie Review - A Great Day in Harlem - FILM REVIEW; Conjuring Up the Innocent and Golden Days of Jazz - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  2. ^ Jesse Hamlin (2004-07-16). "Waller tribute highlights S.F. Jazz Festival schedule". Sfgate.com. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 

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