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Mike Garson


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    Life on Mars?
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    Space Oddity
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    Ashes to Ashes
Perhaps best known for his relationship with David Bowie, Mike made his mark on numerous Bowie albums, including his much talked about masterly solo on the Aladdin Sane (2013 Remastered Version) track.
Garson was Bowie’s longest and most frequent band member. They performed together for both David’s first and last concerts in the United States as well as 1,000 concerts around the globe in between.
Mike’s unique talent, creativity and solid industry-wide reputation has ensured that he remains in high demand with musicians as diverse as The Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, Seal and Trent Reznor who featured Mike on Nine Inch NailsThe Fragile album and on the Grammy nominated Gone Girl (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) score on which they collaborated. Mike and Billy Corgan collaborated, co-composing the score of the film Stigmata: Soundtrack, including the haunting hit Identify performed by Natalie Imbruglia. It is this same unmatched prowess that led him to be cast to play the piano in the Liberace biopic film.
Mike is also a member of Free Flight, a cutting-edge jazz and classical ensemble and has studied classical composition with Leonard Eisner of Juilliard and earned degrees in Music and Education from Brooklyn College. He also studied with Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Hal Overton, Robert Starer and Lennie Tristano . Mike has played with other jazz giants including Stan Getz, Stanley Clark, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz and Joe La Barbara.


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