Mike Longo

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Birthday
19, 1939
Birthplace
Ohio
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1939 (age 80)
Birthplace
Ohio

About

Jazz artist, composer, and author known for his longstanding collaboration with Dizzy Gillespie.

Before Fame

He founded the Mike Longo Trio, a group that would continue to work for 42 years.

Trivia

He was musical director for the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, pianist for the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Band, and he was with Gillespie on the night Gillespie died in 1993.

Family Life

He was born into a musical family: his father was a bass player, and his mother was the church organist.

Associated With

He idolized Oscar Peterson, by whom he was mentored from 1961 until 1962.