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The NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble plays Mike Longo’s “Darkness Into Light” form their 7/19/16 concert at the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium in the NYC Baha’i Center.

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Mike Longo and the NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble play Mike’s “The Crossing” Live from the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium in the NYC Baha’i Center on 7/19/16

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Mike Longo’s NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble play Mike’s arrangement of Jobim’s “No More Blues” from their 5/3/16 concert at the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium in the NYC Baha’i Center

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Mike Longo Funk Band at Trumpets Jazz Club-Montclair, NJ. 4/9/16 “Sand In Your Blues”

Brian Davis-Trumpet, Sam Burtis-Trombone, Danny Walsh-Soprano sax, Christian Fabian-Bass, Mike Campenni- Drums, Mike Longo-Elec. Piano-Composer-Arranger-Leader.

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James Moody plays Mike Longo’s original composition and arrangement of “Road Runner” on Flute-From the CD Heritage Hum.

James Moody-Flute, Mike Longo-Piano, Sam Jones-Bass and Freddie Waits-Drums

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Mike Longo’s NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble Plays “He’s Gone but Not Forgotten.”

Recorded 10/13/15 at the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium in the NYC Baha’i Center. Annual Dizzy Gillespie Birthday Celebration with Mike Longo’s 17 piece New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble featuring Ira Hawkins on vocals with special guests Annie Ross and Jon Faddis. Mike’s original composition and arrangement dedicated to the late Dizzy Gillespie […]

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Mike Longo and the New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble featuring Ira Hawkins with Dizzy Gillespie’s “I Waited For You.”

Ira Hawkins sings his own arrangement of the Dizzy Gillespie composition “I Waited For You” recorded 10/13/15 at the annual Dizzy Gillespie birthday celebration held at the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium in the NYC Baha’i Center. He is accompanied by the Mike Longo 17 piece NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble. Saxes: Frank Perowsky, […]

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“Travel On” Composed and arranged by Mike Longo for James Moody on the CD “Heritage Hum.”

James Moody-Tenor, Mike Longo-Piano, Sam Jones-Bass and Freddie Waits-Drums.

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Mike Longo plays his arrangement of “Con Alma” with the NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble featuring Jon Faddis

Mike Longo’s arrangement of Con Alma with the NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble featuring Joh Faddis. Recorded 10/13/15 at the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium in the NYC Baha’i Center for the annual Dizzy Gillespie Birthday Celebration. Saxes: Frank Perowsky, Lee Greene, Cleave Guyton., Lance Bryandt, Matt Snyder Trombones: Clarence Banks, Sam Burtis, Nick […]

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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.)

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