Venerable drummer/singer Mike Candito was born and raised in NY and is best recognized for his versatility and love of working in various advanced musical settings from Jazz, R&B, Funk to Country, Rock, Latin, Pop etc.
His formidable talents have afforded him a vast array of accomplishments in the fine arts of music, film, and stage.
Mike has studied with legendary drummers:
Joe Morello, Jim Chapin, Gary Chester with honorable mention to Jack DeJohnette, Freddy Gruber, Elvin Jones, Victor Lewis and Roy Haynes.
A partial list of Mike’s associations and performance roster includes many major artists and groups such as:
Stanley Turrentine, Frank Morgan, Richie Cole, Gary King, Sam and Dave, Tommy Flanagan, Les Paul, Gregory Hines, Wilson Pickett, The O’Jays, The Spinners, Chris Calloway, Sam and Dave, Patti Labelle, Roberta Flack, George Benson, Peter Noone and Hermans Hermits, The Soul Machine.
Movie and TV Credits include:
Goodfellas, Hit and Run, Room 222, The Lazarus Man and many commercials and jingles.
His current schedule includes:
clinics, recording, private teaching with students in his Las Vegas, NVdrum studio and touring with The Mike Candito Band and Gary Puckett and The Union Gap.
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