"This is just to say I'm still hearing that beautiful music Mike's big band played Wednesday evening at the Baha'i Center! Mike's charts, the solos each player took, the song selection and the way the band blended their instruments into a whole and integral sound: in a word, WOW!
In other words: I felt this warm, effusive, wonderful feeling of love enveloping me and the rest of the audience. Yes, they swung, as they say (and what else would one expect with the line-up of players Mike assembled?), and I couldn’t stop tapping my feet, but that’s not the half of it. I found this music, and the dedication of the musicians playing it, connecting me to a world inside this world. This was the kind of show I would have wanted everyone in my extended family---from my immigrant grandparents to my great-niece and nephew---to hear. Age didn’t matter ; the concert defied demographics and decades, genres and styles. It put the muse back in the word music. Mike is really carrying on Dizzie’s legacy, Dotty. I’m a soul in wonder.
Please call on me if in any way I can help bring this treasure to more people."