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


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

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

Jazz Licks Tutorial-Mike Longo

Preface to the course: Voicing and Voice Leading for the Contemporary Jazz Pianist by Mike Longo

 (Although this is a course for jazz pianists, it is also applicable for horn players and other instrumentalists who need a working understanding of keyboard harmony as a reference point for application to your own instrument when improvising.  It is extremely helpful to arrangers and composers as well.) Read More…

Mike Longo Interview on WGLT About His CD “Step On It”

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