Mike, also known as Mike J’fret, is an outstanding bass player who have been playing the bass guitar for over 14 years. He has an associate degree in music theory and performance in upright & electric bass.
He has performed with several artist in Africa, Europe and America. He currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. Performs regularly with a local band called Elbandolero, this band specializes in playing Latino, Afro Cuban, Salsa, Rumba and lots of 70s, 80s & 90s cover. He occasionally performs with other band as a session bass player and get booked for studio sessions.
Mike is rooted in African music and personally likes to play jazz fusion, Blues, Gospel and R&B styles of music.
He manages a Facebook Page called “Mikes J’fret Bass Lessons”, a place where he’s been actively teaching people how to play the bass guitar.
Influences are John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, Abraham Laboriel, Anthony Jackson, Richard Bona, Marcus Miller, Christian Mcbride, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Steve Bailey e.t.c
Mike is a devoted christian who believes there is only one God (Jesus). He is an optimist and he is someone who likes to appreciate the little things in life.