Tower of Power great, Mic Gillette is back in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area to stay. This world-renowned horn player and music arranger continues to be a driving force in the world of music today. Mic has played with the greats to include: Elton John, Huey Lewis and the News, Jefferson Starship, Santana and The Rolling Stones to name a few. As of late, Mic Gillette is one of the featured artists on the new Sons of Champlin’s DVD release entitled SECRET. Bill Champlin, the Son’s leader, is a long time member of the group, Chicago. The Son’s web site at http://www.sonsofchamplin.com. Mic is also the featured artist on Will Porter’s new CD entitled, HAPPY. Other featured artists on this CD are Billy Preston, Barbara Lewis, and Leo Nocentelli of the Meters. Porter’s web site at: http://www.willporter.com.
The summer of 2003 will have Mic working on his new yet untitled CD release. Bay Area singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo will be included on Mic’s new project. Mic wrote the horn arrangements for four songs on Adamo’s new release entitled, DANCE OF LOVE on Rhombus Records. The song, ‘No Strings Attached’ went to #1 on several Internet smooth jazz charts. Holding down horn duties on this tune along with Mic are Tower of Power greats Skip Mesquite and Stephen ‘Doc’ Kupka. Adamo co-wrote this tune with Jerry Stucker, his music producer.
Mic is also a brass clinician for United Musical Instruments. For clinics, horn arrangements or to have Mic Gillette featured in your band, please e-mail Roc Armani at
or call UrbanZone Productions at 408-727-2086.