Mike Abene

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Michael Abene (born July 2, 1942)[1] is a jazz pianist known for accompanying singers and for arranging music.[2][3] He has accompanied Susannah McCorkle[4] Julius La Rosa,[5] and others. He had his first solo album Solo Piano in 1986.[6]


With Maynard Ferguson

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Urbie Green

With Cal Tjader

  • Solar Heat (Skye, 1968)



  1. ^ Smith, Gregory E.; Kernfeld, Barry (2002). "Abene, Mike". In Barry Kernfeld. The new Grove dictionary of jazz (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 4. ISBN 1-56159-284-6. 
  2. ^ JazzTimes Apr 1996, pg 50. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  3. ^ Making the scene: contemporary New York City big band jazz by Alex Stewart, pg 262. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  4. ^ Haunted Heart: A Biography of Susannah McCorkle by Linda Dahl, pg 148. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  5. ^ American Singers: Twenty-seven Portraits in Song by Whitney Balliett, pg 161. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  6. ^ Texas Monthly: June 1986, pg 161. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30.