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Mike Eck

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Michael Eck started drum lessons at age eight. His father loves Jazz and played records for him at a young age. He listened to Shelly Mann, Joe Morello, Buddy Rich and many other Jazz drummers. Michael was All-Eastern Connecticut, All State and All New England in drum competitions in High School. After studying with Earnset Centiscudi he auditioned at Manhattan School Of Music and was accepted in 1976 under Dr. Fred Hinger, timpanist for the Metropolitan Opera House and former timpanist for the Philadelphia Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy.

Michael went on to play professionally and toured the East Coast in the 1980's. He teaches mathematics and computer science at Drexel University and is a consultant in the computer science field. He enjoys composing music and playing the drums at the 23rd St. Cafe on Tuesday

"It is really an intimate place where people come from all over Pennsylvania and New Jersey to perform and listen to great Jazz. Everyone is welcome to perform. As a drummer I am always learning how to keep better time and listen to each musician as I play. My goal is to not have riffs but to listen to the singers and each musician and try to complement the rhythms. After we are all done playing we talk and celebrate the evening. There is no better place in the world".

websites: myspace.com/michaeleck (music)

email:     mikeeck@gmail.com

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