Mike Tedesco is a pianist/singer-songwriter currently residing in Brooklyn, New York.
Tedesco was accepted into the legendary New York Songwriter's Circle, whose alumni include notable artists such as Norah Jones, Gavin DeGraw, Lana Del Rey, Vanessa Carlton, and many more. He has also had the opportunity to be featured on a number of radio shows, TV shows, and music blogs throughout New York and Connecticut. His latest album is entitled Put To Rest and can be found on iTunes and Spotify.
Tedesco was awarded Honorable Mention for his song Ghost in the 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition in January 2017. He also most recently composed the music to the song That Must Mean Something which was featured in the new short-play entitled Not For You, and also composed the music for the podcast, Super Normal. In July 2017, he was the opening act for Sarah Lee Guthrie and The Mammals at the Huntington Folk Festival.
In April 2017, Tedesco successfully completed his first tour, which took him from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale. In September 2017, he will be headed out on his second tour, this time from New York to Wisconsin. Specific dates and locations to come!
You can currently catch Mike performing every Saturday night at the Garden City Hotel inside the Polo Lounge from 8:30pm-11:30pm, and also at Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights on the 4th Friday of every month from 9-10:30pm. They sell beer AND coffee if you're into that sort of thing.
"Over the years, his musicality has grown immensely. Tedesco’s arrangements fuse together jazz, pop and soft rock to create a truly unique sound. From writing lyrics that are both poetic and heartfelt, to his beautiful piano accompaniment, there isn’t much one could hate about Mike Tedesco’s music”
– CS Media (http://cspencermedia.com) Selected as their “Artist of the Month”
"[He] gave a live performance, on the show, of original music that was flawless. This interview presented an artist in the genesis of his career. Mike projects originality and skill. He is a marvel to listen to."
– Lawrence Spiro, host of “My Art In Life” WCWP 88.1 FM,
“His songs have pop chart potential and his mechanics on the piano are impressive. I believe Mike to be a very hard worker and he approaches his music very seriously and with a relentless focus. The talent is there, the desire is there, the songs are there....”
– Jacque Williams, radio personality WAPJ 89.9 FM, Connecticut
Some major musical influences on Tedesco include:
Songwriters/Singers/Bands- Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Dave Matthews, Queen, Sting, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Ben Folds, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, John Mayer, Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Feist...
Pianists/Composers- Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Hank jones, Ahmad Jamal, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, Jason Robert Brown, Duncan Sheik, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chopin, Bach, George Gershwin....