Mike Whitebread is a musician and music producer in jazz, pop, and country based out of Houston, TX.
As an instrumentalist, Mike has played and toured throughout the world appearing stateside on ABC World News and CNN while internationally on BBC World News, BBC4, German and French TV, Reuters, and Egyptian late night and morning talk shows with artist Kareem Salama. Most recently, Mike performed with Kareem in Washington D.C. and Chicago. He has also performed at such landmarks as inside the Old City of Jerusalem, along the Nile river in Cairo, and at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate.
In the studio, Mike has co-produced and collaborated with the brilliantly talented and Grammy winning Dan Workman in producing Houston Grand Opera soloist Alicia Gianni for her upcoming 2014 debut release. Mike also is also currently in the studio producing and performing on rootsy/folk artist Craig Kinsey’s upcoming album, American Roots and Machines, also scheduled for a 2014 release date. Mike and Craig produced Kinsey’s last album, The Burdener, which garnering recent local “Best Song” and “Best Album” awards including a ‘Best 12 Texas Albums’ of the year award in the Houston Chronicle next to names like Willie Nelson. August 2014 marks the release of "Trio", a recording with original arrangements of traditional jazz standards.
Mike keeps time for a student base at the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School, where he teaches private lessons on guitar and leads an annual Guitar Camp workshop at the University.
Not a fan of sticking to one instrument, Mike also plays the upright and electric bass, percussion/drum set, piano, accordion, pump organ, banjo, ukelele, and the mandolin.