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Classical: Piano solo Moods: Solo Instrumental Classical: Romantic Era Jazz: Piano Jazz Jazz: Third Stream

By Location
United States - Massachusetts

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Mike Smale

Mike Smale is a passionate multimedia artist who spends his time as a musician, composer, photographer, filmmaker, and writer who has received international acclaim for his works. He is a strong advocate of the arts in public, especially for encouraging people of all ages to pursue their creativity.

As a musician, Mike began playing the piano at the age of seven. Primarily self-taught, he learned to play by ear and from various method books, teaching himself classical and pop music, and was improvising melodies at the keyboard. Mike began formal studies in classical, jazz and blues music at sixteen, and began playing the bass guitar simultaneously. After high school, he began his performance career playing the piano at restaurants, bars and parties, and the keyboards and bass with various jazz and rock groups.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Fitchburg State University with a minor in music, Mike began studying composition with prestigious writers, arrangers and film composers from Boston to Vancouver and to Los Angeles. Mike’s compositions range from contemporary-classical to jazz to electronic dance music, and everything in between. Writing primarily for the piano, solo bass guitar and jazz trio, he strives to put a unique touch on classic forms and styles while pushing the boundaries of modern music into new, unexplored territories through genre fusion and experimentation with both acoustic and electronic instruments.

In addition to music, Mike has worked as a fine art photographer and filmmaker since he was a teenager, capturing the natural beauty of the world and its abstract undertones in his still images, and telling surrealist to satirical stories through motion picture. A fan of the traditional and unconventional, new image-based projects are always a surprise to the audience as much as they are to their creator, but always strive to be unique in aesthetics or peculiarity.