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Mike Wofford

p, *1938 US, San Antonio
Singer / Musician of Jazz

Mike Wofford (born February 28, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas), is a jazz pianist, raised in San Diego, California.He is best known as an accompanist to and music director for singers Sarah Vaughan (in the 1970s), Ella Fitzgerald (1989–1992) and others. That stated, he was known in the jazz community going back to the 1960s for the albums Strawberry Wine and Summer Night. He settled in Los Angeles and performed with Shorty Rogers, Teddy Edwards, Bud Shank, Red Norvo, Chet Baker, Joe Pass, Quincy Jones, Oliver Nelson, Shelly Manne and Zoot Sims, among many others. In the 1970s he toured Europe with Manne and Lee Konitz, in the 1980s Japan with Manne, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, and Japan and Brazil with Benny Carter. Resettling in San Diego, he performed with Kenny Burrell

  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Esperança on Turn Signal by Mike Wofford & Holly Hofmann
J.P.'s Afternoon on Synergy by Mike Wofford
Take the A Train on Wofford, Mike: Time Cafe by Mike Wofford
The Dipper (for Horace Silver) on Turn Signal by Mike Wofford & Holly Hofmann
Sonar on Synergy by Mike Wofford
Cole Porter on Synergy by Mike Wofford
Dipper on Synergy by Mike Wofford
Moment on Strawberry Wine by Mike Wofford
Ancient Voices on Synergy by Mike Wofford
Pure Imagination on Turn Signal by Mike Wofford & Holly Hofmann

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Bouncing With Bud & Phil - Live at Yoshi'sBud Shank With Phil Woods, Mike Wofford, Bob Magnusson, Bill Goodwin2005Album
Transition & TransformationBertram Turetzky / Mike Wofford2001Album
SynergyMike Wofford1998Album
Souvenirs - A Tribute To Nick CeroliMundell Lowe, Bob Magnusson, Nick Ceroli, Mike Wofford1992Album
At MaybeckMike Wofford1992Album
Tribute To Charlie "The Bird" Parker"The Bird" Memorial Quintet - Richie Cole, Oscar Brashear, Mike Wofford, Tony Dumas, John Guerin1989Album
Plays Gerald Wilson "Gerald's People"Mike Wofford1988Album
Plays Gerald Wilson "Gerald's People"Mike Wofford1988Album
"Sure Thing"Mike Wofford1987Album
I Think We're Almost ThereCharlie Shoemake Sextet Featuring Phil Woods & Mike Wofford1986Album
Jazz QuintetRobert Conti Featuring Mike Wofford1981Album
AfterthoughtsMike Wofford1977Album
Scott Joplin: Interpretations '76Mike Wofford1976Album
Strawberry WineMike Wofford1967Album
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