AEA Sessions: Mike Mayo – If You Could See Me Now

Mike Mayo croons the day away

In this AEA Session, Michael Mayo’s beautiful tenor pipes are captured with an A440 on the old jazz standard, ‘If You Could See Me Now.’ With a touch of sentimental nostalgia, Mayo’s haunting voice lingers in the air of this high school gym, amidst the fallen streamers and deflated balloons. Watch carefully as the camera pans out- you just might catch a cameo by the Ribbon Guy himself.

Behind the Scenes

  • AEA A440 - Vocals
  • RPQ500 - Preamp
  • RME Fireface UFX
  • Nuendo 4 @ 96k/24bit
About The Artist

Originally from Los Angeles, Calif., Mayo recently received his Bachelors of Music in Jazz Voice Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC). Mayo currently attends the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, only the third vocalist to be accepted into this elite Institute’s ensemble in its nearly 20-year history.

During his time at NEC, he studied with lauded musicians and educators Dominique Eade, Ken Schaphorst, Jerry Bergonzi, Miguel Zenón, John Lockwood, Donny McCaslin, Carmen Lundy, and Jason Moran. As part of the Monk Institute, Mayo has had the honor of working with some of jazz’s most elite, such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, John Pattitucci, Danilo Pérez, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dick Oatts, Lewis Nash, Luciana Souza, and Gretchen Parlato, among others.

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