Mike Cottone is a Juilliard and Eastman School graduate hailing from Rochester, NY. He also attended the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz led by jazz legends Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. He has performed and recorded with the likes of Al Jarreau, Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams, Laura Dickenson, Neil Diamond, Ruben Blades, Mike Garson, Ulysses Owens Jr, and Don Henley.
Mike has also been a member of Blood Sweat and Tears, and the Bette Midler Divine Intervention Tour. He is now a first call soloist in the Los Angeles area where he performs and tours with Postmodern Jukebox, Ebi, Don Henley, Holophonor, The Mudbug Brass Band, and the Eagles.