Mike Longo Trio plays “Good Bait” at Sandoval’s in Miami, Beach-2007

Mike And George Coleman

Mike & George ColemanTaken 02/02/15 at Ann Ruckert memorial service-St. Peter’s Church


Mike Longo Trio and all star cast at Carnegie Hall-1992 Dizzy Gillespie Tribute.

10712985_968456333171979_4977826521168555709_nL to R: Paquito, Marvin Holiday, Paul West , Al Harewood, Roy Hargrove
Lew Soloff, Mark Morganelli, Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, James Moody and Mike Longo


Dizzy Gillespie at Mayport Jazz Festival w/Mike Longo-Piano, Ben Brown-Bass and Mickey Roker-Drums

This was recorded in 1982 in Mayport Florida

New Mike Longo CD “The Mike Longo Trio Celebrates Oscar Peterson receives 4 1/2 star review in January Issue of Downbeat Magazine!

The Mike Longo Trio


Celebrates Oscar Peterson Live

Search For Peace

Back in 1961, pianist Mike Longo had
six months of private lessons with
Oscar Peterson. The main thing that
he seems to remember from that
intense period was that Peterson
insisted that he not copy anyone else
(especially not him), Read More…

Mike Longo with Duffy Jackson-Drums and Rick Doll-Bass at Sandoval’s in Miami Beach 2007

Dizzy And Louis Armstrong-Umbrella Man

Brian Pace-The Pace Report with Mike Longo

Mike Longo-Bio connected to Trio Celebrates Oscar Peterson


M I K E    L O N G O


Jazz at the Philharmonic, featuring Lester Young, Flip Phillips, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Oscar Peterson, and Ray Brown, among others, passed through Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when Mike Longo was in the tenth grade, and the budding teenage jazz pianist and a drummer friend went to see the show. The friend was knocked out by Krupa and Rich’s drum battle. For Longo, witnessing Peterson’s intensely swinging piano virtuosity in person was a life-changing experience. Read More…

Oscar Peterson on Jazz Piano


Recently a you tube video was circulating on the internet featuring one of today’s all time jazz greats, Kenny Baron.  He was speaking about how he perceived today’s players as mostly coming form the “head” and not the “heart.”  This is a widely held opinion among the established veterans in the field of jazz performance. Read More…

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