Mike Renzi

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Mike Renzi
Mike Renzi, c. 2009
Background information
Genres Jazz, vocal jazz, traditional pop
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, arranger, composer, musical director
Instruments Piano, vocals
Years active 1962–present

Michael E. Renzi (known as "Mike Renzi") is an American composer, music director, pianist and jazz musician. He was musical director for Peggy Lee and Mel Torme for over 25 years.[1] He is also friends and partners with jazz singer Cynthia Crane, with whom he has published a Christmas album titled "Our First Christmas".[2] Renzi also has his own jazz group called "The Mike Renzi Trio",[3] which published an album together with tenor sax legend Ben Webster.



Music Director[edit]


Tweedledum & Tweedledee[edit]

Written together with Blossom Dearie

Year Album Chart positions Sales and certifications
1991 Tweedledum & Tweedledee
  • First studio album
  • Release date: 1991[4]
  • Label: Daffodil[4]
  • CD release date: December 6, 2005[4]
  • Sales:


  1. I Don't Remember
  2. Ev'rybody Loves Jobim
  3. I Thought I Heard a Hummingbird
  4. Quiet Time
  5. My Love Went to London
  6. I Did It All for You
  7. Not You Again
  8. Blossom
  9. Love Is on the Way
  10. Fred Astaire
  11. Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Let's Go Back to the Waltz[edit]

Written together with Bobbi Baird

Year Album Chart positions Sales and certifications
1993 Let's Go Back to the Waltz


  1. What'll I Do?
  2. Let's Go Back To The Waltz/The Waltz Of Long Ago
  3. Remember
  4. Just One Way To Say 'I Love You'
  5. When I Lost You
  6. Where Is My Little Old New York?
  7. Reaching For The Moon
  8. All Alone
  9. Always
  10. Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk
  11. We'll Never Know
  12. Paris Wakes Up And Smiles
  13. The Russian Lullaby
  14. Marie
  15. Where Is The Song Of Songs For Me?
  16. The Song Is Ended

Our First Christmas[edit]

Written together with Cynthia Crane

Year Album Chart positions Sales and certifications
1993 Our First Christmas
  • Third studio album
  • Release date: 1993[2]
  • Label:
  • CD release date: 1993[2]
  • Sales:


  1. Our First Christmas
  2. Once a Year Miracle
  3. Paris in the Snow
  4. Little Jack Frost
  5. Christmas Morning
  6. The Best Christmas
  7. A Song For Christmas
  8. Christmas Is An Island
  9. Keep Christmas With You
  10. If I Hear Another Song About Christmas
  11. Noel Blanc (white Christmas)

Ben Webster With The Mike Renzi Trio[edit]

Written together with Ben Webster

Year Album Chart positions Sales and certifications
Ben Webster With The Mike Renzi Trio
  • Fourth studio album
  • Release date:
  • Label:
  • CD release date:
  • Sales:


  1. Perdido
  2. My Romance
  3. Lover, Come Back to Me
  4. Danny Boy
  5. On Green Dolphin Street
  6. Go Home
  7. Bye Bye Blackbird
  8. Sometimes I'm Happy
  9. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  10. Embraceable You
  11. The Theme
  12. My Romance [*]
  13. Wee Dot

Providence Jam[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Sales and certifications
1995 Providence Jam
  • Fifth studio album
  • Release date: May 25, 1995
  • Label:
  • CD release date:
  • Sales:

Awards and nominations[edit]

Emmy Awards:

Daytime Emmy awards:


  1. ^ "Peggy Lee's official website". Chuck Pulin. 2003. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  2. ^ a b c "Cynthia Crane and Mike Renzi". cdbaby.com. 1993. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Cyrille Aimee wins the first Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition". NJ.com. October 21, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Tweedledum & Tweedledee album". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  5. ^ a b c "Let's Go Back to the Waltz album". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 

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