Mike has played with numerous groups in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Symphony and the Ice Follies. In the past, Mike traveled on several tours, including a performance representing the U.S. at the Expo 67 World's Fair in Montreal, which was sponsored and emceed by Bob Hope; performing for the Herbert von Karajan International Youth Orchestra Competition in Berlin, Germany, where the Oakland Youth Symphony won the Silver Medal; participating in a tour of Southern Black Universities for a series of concerts called "The Black Composer in America" and lastly, performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival to accompany Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, and the Modern Jazz Quartet.
He has played regularly as principal trombonist for:
Mike is currently enjoying his retirement (from his day-job as a Procurement Analyst with NASA) by performing with various musical groups, including Horns A Plenty and the Golden Gate Park Band. Mike's wife is a violinist and professional part-time musician as well. Together they have one son.