Go West Young Man: Mike Cottone among 7 to Join the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz


Bit consumed with pride and emotion, so I’ll leave the News to Mike. 

This month’s a big month, by the way. Venus-ruled Taurus’ are kind of a big deal – mi hermana del Puerto Rico Marisa’s birthday’s today, y hermano de Mexico y hermana de DC are the 9th. Salud, dinero, amore in advance, Scott and Nina.

And of course, the 11th is Big Bad Mike’s. 

To steal from Tac Anderson esta mañana >>

star wars, may the fourth be with you

May the Fourth be with You

And Happy Cinco de Mayo tomorrow!

Cottone’s Just Remember Tearing up the Jazz Charts


ASTORIA, NY – Summer might be over, but Mike’s debut album’s still blowin’ up the Big Apple and beyond.

My personal favorite’s the title track, Just Remember. If you haven’t tuned in or picked his album up, you kind of should. Save the Miley and Ke$ha slop for the tabloids and spread some real je ne sais quoi this holiday season.

And if you’re in the area, stop by Bar Basque Restaurant or Black Duck and marinate over martinis, Manhattans and the finest company on the jazz scene — Mike’s a regular on the weekends.

Mike Cottone trumpet jazz New York City BlueNote Bar Basque


Tune in, pass it on and hit me up if you have any questions — or better yet, tell me what you think of the album in the comment section…always great to connect with other artists and musicians.

As the King said, with the Love…


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