May 14, 2014

Mike Rosengarten

Mike Rosengarten is an accomplished musician and singer.  His primary instrument is the guitar, be it electric, acoustic or classical.  He is an expert on the five string and tenor banjo, as well as the mandolin and bass.  He can also cover keys, and even a little cello, violin and accordion!

Mike has always had a deep respect for theatre, and regularly plays in pits (and sometimes even on stage!) for musicals.  He has performed in pits ranging from Broadway shows like “Wicked,” to Off-Broadway, to national and international tours and beyond.

As a recording and live gutiarist, Mike has performed with artists such as ALFIO, Joe Iconis and Family, Lauren Marcus, Ian Kagey and the Capabilities, Nick Moran, Marissa Mulder, Eli Zoller and the O, Pioneer Band, the hard rock band Mrs. Grundy and numerous others.

Mike recieved his degree in Music and Theatre from SUNY Geneseo, where he studied Jazz with Trombonist David Gibson.  He has also studied with greats like Ric Molina and Dennis Koster, and has taken workshops with Pat Metheny, Robin Foord, Jim Hall and Greg Koch.

A NY native, he now lives in Astoria, Queens.