News

  • My debut trio album "Reconnect" (SkyDeck Music) is now available! Download the album on Bandcamp, or get it right here on this site.

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Gigs

 

Sunday, 8/7/22  ‧  7pm

Iowa Jazz Composers Orchestra in Davenport

Details here:

https://www.iowajazzcomposersorchestra.com/

 

400 Beiderbecke Dr

Davenport, IA

Tuesday, 8/9/22  ‧  7pm

"The Saints" Jazz Band in Overman Park, Cedar Falls

 

316 W 3rd St

Cedar Falls, IA

Saturday, 8/20/22  ‧  7:30pm

Simon Harding & Mike Conrad at Bar Winslow in Cedar Falls

Part of the new "Jazz at the Black Hawk" series

115 Main St

Cedar Falls, IA

Friday, 8/26/22  ‧  5:30-8pm

Mike Conrad Trio at Elm's Pub in Cedar Falls

NewAldaya Lifescapes

7511 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Sunday, 8/28/22  ‧  7:30pm

Jazz in Seerley Park -
Simon Harding Quintet

Details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/5242770485790104

West Seerley Blvd. & Tremont St.

Cedar Falls, IA

Saturday, 9/3/22  ‧  7pm

WCF Symphony - Orchestral Premiere of Mike Conrad's "Concerto for Jazz Trombone"

Details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/404851971320459/

River Place Plaza

100 E 2nd St

Cedar Falls, IA

Friday, 9/9/22  ‧  7-9pm

Big Fun at the Bohemian

Christopher Merz - saxophone

Anthony Williams - trombone

Steve Grismore - guitar

Mike Conrad - keyboard

Danny Oline - bass

Tim Crumley - drums

1029 3rd St SE

Cedar Rapids, IA

Thursday, 10/6/22  ‧  7-10pm

"Jazz on the House" at Noce with Wayne Page

Wayne Page - saxophone

Mike Conrad - piano

Alex Pershounin - bass

John Kizilarmut - drums

1326 Walnut St.

Des Moines, IA

Friday, 10/7/22  ‧  8pm

Max Wellman Big Band at Noce

2 sets

 

1326 Walnut St.

Des Moines, IA

Saturday, 10/8/22  ‧  7pm

"Shorter Stories" - the music of Wayne Shorter, arranged by Chris Merz

Jon Ailabouni - trumpet

Chris Merz - saxophone, arranger

Anthony Williams - trombone

Bob Dunn - guitar

Mike Conrad - piano

Alex Pershounin - bass

Josh Hakanson - drums

1326 Walnut St.

Des Moines, IA

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Albums

 
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Mike Conrad believes that the bonds formed through musical experiences can be incredibly strong and enduring. For his debut jazz trio album, Conrad wanted to reconnect with some of his favorite musicians from his past to bring eight of his original tunes to life. Chicago bassist Katie Ernst lends her lyrical, buoyant approach to the project. She and Conrad go way back, having met at a jazz camp in high school, and they both have a connection to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Over ten years after Indianapolis-based drummer Cassius Goens III released his album “Transition” with Conrad on piano, he rejoins Conrad to bring both fire and sensitivity to this 2022 release.

 

Like any great trio, the unique musical personality of each player shines through while simultaneously uniting to create a cohesive and exciting group sound.

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The "Fertile Soil Suite" celebrates Iowa with original music inspired by unique aspects of the state, performed by Iowa's top jazz musicians.

 

Through this project, Mike Conrad and the Iowa Jazz Composers Orchestra want to show people in Iowa and beyond that they don’t always need to look to New York City or Chicago for beautiful, high-quality, creative music. There are amazing artists and musicians doing incredible things right here.

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The All Angles Orchestra recorded a full-length album of amazing music featuring Alex Sipiagin.

The CD is available on the  Outside In Music record label.

Check out our promo video and/or our music video!

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Don't forget about the COLOSSUS album, released in 2013. This recording features original music by Mike Conrad, Dave Chisholm, and Levi Saelua, played by an amazing group of musicians who met at the Eastman School of Music.

Get it on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazonor directly from this site.

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