Mike Pedicin

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Mike Pedicin (born Michael L. Pedicine; October 24, 1917 – June 26, 2016)[1][2] was an American saxophonist and jazz bandleader.

Pedicine was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He started playing the saxophone at age 9. By the age of 10, he was a regular on the local radio show The Horn & Hardart Children's Hour. He appeared on the show for eight years. In the 1950s and 1960s, during the summer, Mike's band played at various night spots in Somers Point, NJ. Tony Marts & Bay Shores, the two most popular spots. His best-known record was "Shake a Hand" (Cameo Records, 1958), originally recorded by Faye Adams.[3]

Pedicin, a resident of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, died of pneumonia in June 2016 at the age of 98.[4][5]


  1. ^ Michael L. Pedicine tributes.com
  2. ^ Pedicin, Michael. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009". familysearch. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  3. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Biography: Mike Pedicin". AMG. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  4. ^ Michael L. Pedicine
  5. ^ "Michael Pedicine, 98, locally popular musician". Philly.com. June 29, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.