Booking Mike Freeman

"Latin jazz doesn't get any better than this" –Mark Sullivan, Allaboutjazz

Mike Freeman ZonaVibe original jazz-Latin-blues characterized by spirited soulful swing. Based in New York City, from Omaha, NE, Freeman has performed at leading venues in the U.S., Canada, South America, the Carribean, and Europe.

Mike Freeman / Anne Haas
484 W. 43rd St #12M
New York, NY 10036
info at
mike at
anne at
H 212-736-3961
C 917-680-0026

Book This Hit Show!
Hell's Kitchen Soul Sauce / Latin Music In Hell's Kitchen, a History
Produced by Mike Freeman
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"Great music and a history lesson too!"
"My friends, and I were blown away by your concert tonight!"
"Congratulations on a very well conceived and executed project!"
"That was fantastic!"

Cal Tjader’s “Soul Sauce” was a seminal hit in Latin music. A continuation of Freeman’s 2019 concerts Latin Music in Hell’s Kitchen, A History, this series of Latinjazz/salsa concerts will again highlight the 30-plus-year history of the Latin music record business in Hell's Kitchen. Freeman will also pay tribute to the late legendary percussionist Ray Mantilla. 2021 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the invention of the vibraphone and Freeman marks this year by celebrating his 40 years of making music in NYC. Historical commentary, and photograph displays/slide show are a part of the performance.

Mike Freeman ZonaVibe
Quintet (or expanded) - Quartet - Trio

Mike Freeman Vibe Caliente - Salsa group

Mike Freeman & Spellbound® - legacy group

Guest Artist with a local group, faculty ensemble or student ensemble (Big Band charts available)

Clinic/Masterclass/Workshop or Residency

Outstanding Musicians who have performed with Mike’s groups include:
Bass: Ruben Rodriguez, Ian Stewart, Gabriel Vivas, Alex Apolo Ayala, Kip Reed, Ricky Rodriguez, Jerry Madera, Guillermo Edghill, Cucho Martinez, Arie Volnits, Dave Anderson, Rufus Philpot, Bill Miller, Hans Glawischnig, Bill Moring and Marcos Gonzalez
Congas: Roberto Quintero, Oreste Abrantes, Chembo Corniel, Mauricio Herrera, Papo Pepin, Little Johnny Rivero, Norman Hedman, and Jorge Jimenez
Timbales: Willie Martinez, Harry Adorno, Ralph Irizarry, Cheo Colon, Lester Liburd
Drums: Joel Mateo, Willie Martinez, Diego Lopez, Ed Uribe, Karl Latham, Vanderlei Pereira, Peter Grant, Brian Dunn, Rich DeRosa, and Graham Hawthorne
Piano: J.R. De Jesus, Jeff Jenkins, and Alan Farnham
Guitar: Dave Stryker, Bruce Saunders, Vic Juris, Jamie Fox, Pete McCann, and Berndt Schoenhart
Saxophone: Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brainin, Dave Peterson
Flute: Mauricio Smith Jr.
Trumpet: Guido Gonzalez, Pete Nater
Trombone: Joe DeJesus
Voice: Jose Mangual Jr, Julio Salgado, Aris Martinez

Band Mates who have sadly passed away:
Ed Uribe, Harry Adorno, Lester Liburd, Norman Hedman, Jorge Jimenez

ZV Project Studio Remote Recording Services include:
Vibraphone, Marimba, and light percussion tracks
Composition / Arranging
Audio ProTools Mixing - Mastering
Video Editing
Private Teaching

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