Here is a clip of composer/keyboardist Mike Melvoin from an appearance on a reccent television special.
Mike Melvoin has been playing the piano since he was three and jazz since he was 13 and has never stopped. His legendary career in the studios as a player, arranger, composer, conductor, producer and recording artist continues at the highest level.
His credits, in all media and all styles, are the Who’s Who of music ranging from Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, and Joe Williams to Quincy Jones, John Lennon, Tom Waits and the Beach Boys. In 2006 he was awarded the Musician’s Musician award from the Friends Of Jazz at UCLA.
Mike Melvoin has performed with many artists over his career. He has scored several television and film projects as well as themed computer software and radio and collaborated with countless artists.
Paul Horn, Joe Williams, American Jazz Philharmonic, Bill Henderson, Frank Morgan, Bob Kindred, Red Mitchell, Fred Karlin, Leroy Vinnegar, Ruth Brown, Frank Rosolino, Sweets Edison, Terry Gibbs, Pete Christlieb, Gerald Wilson, Teddy Edwards, Vikki Carr, Larance Marable, Ernie Andrews, Don Menza, Phil Upchurch, Lorez Alexandria, Sweets Edison-Count Basie, Stan Getz, O.C. Smith, John Heard, Herman Riley, David Basse, Herb Geller, Grammy Jazz Jams 2000 (4 All Star Concerts), Grammyfest 2003, Cutting Room NYC,
The David Cassidy Story NBC, Early Edition CBS, Outpost Columbia TV, Sharing Richard CBS, Fame (Multiples) MGM/United Artists, Macgyver (Multiples) Paramount, Return Of The Rebels Filmways/Moonlight, Aspen (The Innocent & The Damned) Universal, Buck Rogers In The 25th Century (Multiples) Universal, Lou Grant (Multiples) MTM, Baretta (Multiples) Universal, Maclain’s Law MGM, The Last Survivors NBC/Bob Banner Prod., Mongo’s Back In Town CBS/Bob Banner Prod., Stand By For Murder ABC/Metromedia, Murder At The Halfway House ABC/Metromedia, Mystery At Malibu ABC/Metromedia, Pete & Tillie Universal/ABC, Krofft’s Supershow (Theme & Multiples) ABC, Woody Woodbury Show (Multiples) Synd., Thicker Than Water (Multiples) Synd.,
“CBS The First 50 Years” CBS, “Newsworthy” Minnesota News Council, “The Horatio Alger Awards” NBC, 1994 , 1995 & ’97 Grammy Shows Cossette/CBS, Œ94 Grammy’s Greatest Moments Cossette/Solt/CBS, Grammy Legends ’91- “Higher Ground” Cossette/CBS, The Fake Book Fanton Productions, The Search For Houdini
Tribune, Jazz Tribute-’86 Grammy Awards CBS, Jazz Segment-’97 & ’98 Grammy Awards CBS, The American Yearbook K.E. Enterprises, Over The Line Atlantic, Your New Day (Vidal Sassoon Show) New Day Productions, Peggy Fleming At Sun Valley NBC /Bob Banner Prod., The Woody Woodbury Show (225 Episodes) Westinghouse
Posse Warner Brothers, Excessive Force New Line, Picking Up The Pieces Saratoga Films, Blind Fear Allegro, They Haven’t Seen This Columbia/Discovery, The Big Town Columbia, Armed & Dangerous Columbia, Desert Bloom Columbia, King Of The Mountain Polygram, Main Event First Artists, Ashanti Warner.
Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, Herb Ellis/Ray Brown, Tom Waitts, Leroy Vinnegar, Barry Manilow, Peggy Lee, Plas Johnson, Joe Williams, Wendy & Lisa, Milt Jackson, Bette Midler, Bill Henderson, Pete Christleib, Ray Charles, John Lennon, Beach Boys, Nancy Wilson, Barbara Streisand, David Cassidy, Phil Spector, Bud Shank, Glen Campbell, Herb Alpert, Billy Ekstine, Harry Nilsson, Wayne Newton, Jane Monheit, Lou Rawls, Mel Torme, Andy Williams, Paul Horn, Kenny Rodgers, Tom Scott, Nancy Sinatra, Cher, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Nina Simone, Neil Diamond, Terry Gibbs, Liza Minelli, Les Brown, Michelle Lee, Laura Nyro, Burt Bacharach, The Ventures, Sammy Davis Jr., Bernadette Peters, John Davidson, The Association, Jose Feliciano, Vikki Carr, Cal Tjader, Bing Crosby, Johnny Rivers, O.C. Smith, Michael Jackson, The Partridge Family, Kurt Elling, Trini Lopez, Bill Conti, Dean Martin, Stan Getz, Charlie Haden, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Ross, Lulu, The Monkees, Gene Mac Daniels, Johnny Hartman, Anthony Newley, Nancy Marano, Joey De Francesco, Marvin Hamlisch, Al Hirt, Pat Boone, The Four Freshman, Cass Elliott, Ann Margaret, Lalo Schiffrin, Lani Hall, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Sandpipers, Helen Reddy, Tim Hardin, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson, Joanie Sommers, John Williams, Alan Price, Carol Bayer Sager, Paul Anka, Bobby Rydell, Tim Buckley, Hoyt Axton, Brook Benton, Oliver Nelson, Martin Mull, Gary Mac Farland, Gabor Szabo, Jane Morgan, Howard Roberts, Sue Raney, Jack Jones, Barbara Mc Nair, Matt Monro, Hugo Montenegro, Mason Williams, Lettermen, Claudine Longet, Heather Macrae, Ed Ames, Jack Jones, Frankie Laine, Tommy Leonetti, Bud & Travis, John Hartford, Burl Ives, Fran Jeffries, Carol Burnett, Eddie Fisher, Grass Roots, The Platters, Judy Collins, Duane Eddy, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Everly Brothers, Teddy Neely Five, Patti Page, Jimmie Rodgers, Andy Russell, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tommy Sands, Sandy Nelson, Bud Shank, Sandpipers, Del Shannon, Kay Starr, Nino Tempo & April Stevens, Tiny Tim, Union Gap, Rudy Valley, Leroy Van Dyke, Jackie De Shannon, Esther Phillips, Sam Flet, Danny O’keefe, Margaret Whiting, David Gates, Edwin Starr, Harvey Mandel, Tim Weisberg, P.F. Sloan, Fifth Dimension, Steve Eaton, Sammy Johns, Juice Newton, The Mob, Jake Hanna, Manhattan Transfer, Bill La Bounty, Ahmad Jamal, Mike Post, Thelma Houston, Don Ho, The Monkees, Benny Carter, The First Edition, Adam Miller, Don Menza, Frank Rosolino, Buddy Emmons, Sandra Crouch, Roy Ayers, Victor Feldman, Mason Williams, Lowell George, Bobby Vee, David Cassidy, etc.