Pianist Mike Greensill

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Bay Music and Entertainment performer Pianist Mike Greensill

After graduating in 1972 from Leeds College of Leeds College of Music in England, Mike toured Europe and the Far East finally settling into his adopted home, San Francisco in 1977.

Well known in his role as musical director to acclaimed vocalist Wesla Whitfield with whom he has recorded sixteen albums, Mike is also resident piano player on Sedge Thomson’s weekly Public Radio show to the world, West Coast Live. Mike can also be caught playing jazz in many a local saloon, including Moose’s in North Beach on Sundays and Mondays.

As an arranger Mike, in addition to his work with Wesla, has had the opportunity to write for big bands and symphony orchestras including the Boston Pops and the San Francisco Symphony.

Mike’s latest CD, The Mike Greensill Trio “Live at the Plush Room”, is available on-line at CD Baby and Amazon.com.

His writing and arranging for the Kronos Quartet can be found on Wesla Whitfield’s CD “September Songs” on HighNote Records. Mike is currently working on arrangements for 4 French Horns, flute and rhythm section for Wesla’s next CD to be recorded in June of 2005.

“Greensill is an accompanist in the?great tradition of Jimmy Rowles and?Ellis Larkins. It’s worth twice the price of admission just to hear him!”? -Terry Teachout – NY Daily News

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jesse Hamlin calls Greensill – “The perfect accompanist.”

Phillip Elwood, jazz writer for the San Francisco Examiner states – “Greensill is a wonderful jazz pianist.”

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