Miami Saxophone Quartet - Baritone Saxophone
Florida Atlantic University - Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone
Mike Brignola, one of the world's great baritone saxophone and bass clarinet players, has been a member of the Miami Saxophone Quartet since its inception in 1996. During his 25-year performing career he has played in a wide variety of musical settings as a jazz soloist, ensemble player, and recording artist. Mike played with jazz legend Woody Herman for the last seven years of Woody's career as a big band leader. Playing the same "chair" in Woody's "four brothers" sax section formerly occupied by the legendary Serge Challof, Mike was an integral part of Woody's 1980's "Herds," appearing on numerous concerts, festivals, recordings, and club gigs totaling over one thousand performances worldwide. During the past decade Mike has continued as the road manager and personnel director of the Woody Herman Orchestra. A resident of Fort Lauderdale Florida, Mike is active as a guest soloist, clinician and educator.