Mike Rose, trumpet player, composer, arranger has been a active part of Bay Area Music scene for the last 35 years. He has an extensive touring and recording history with R&B, Soul,Blues,Rock,Pop and Latin.
At the age of 16 Mike was playing professionally in R&B and top 40 bands often spending the breaks in the back room of a bar not being allowed near the drinking. In 1989 Mike recorded on Todd Rundgrem’s Nearly Human album, performing live on this Fantasy Studios “live session” with Parrie Prince, Vince Weinick, Randy Jackson and Bobby Womack. Mike also performed live with Todd at the famed Filmore West.
Most of the 90’s was spent as a road musician touring the United States with several different bands including; Buddy Ace, Johnny Hernandez, The Dynatones, and Lydia Pense and Cold Blood. Also doing some International touring playing in the Atlantis Showroom Orchestra for Carnival Cruise Lines.
Mike has worked as a freelance trumpet player wit groups such as; Lenny Williams (Tower of Power) Jimmy Mckracklin, Syl Johnson, Otis Clay, Sir Mac Rice, Little Anthony and The Imperials, The Shirells, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Mighty Sam McLain and many more.
In 2006 Mike was awarded the Bay Area Blues society Trumpet Player of the Year. He has recorded on dozens of C.D.’S for labels from Blind Pig records to Warner’s Brothers recording. His studio work includes commercials for McDonalds and the video game Madden 2004.
L Michael Rose was born in San Diego and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He played lead trumpet at Pleasant Hill High School and also at cal State Hayward where he studied classical and jazz performance.
Mike’s teaching experience includes the Walnut Creek Civic Arts and Education as the Jazz ensemble director, Jazz theory instructor and private trumpet teacher. He served as the trumpet section coach at Diablo Valley College, and in 2001 directed the College Park High School Jazz Ensemble.
Presently Mike is continuing to freelance,teachwrite and arrange music and is now certified in Pro-Tools Digital Recording. For his most recent project Mike is excited to be reforming the RJ records group Soul Inheritance, and is looking forward to writing and recording their second album soon. To hear some of Mike’s music check out his web page at;