Mike Mower (1958)

Mike Mower works as a composer, mainly writing newly commissioned works. His music is published by Itchy Fingers Publications, for which he has written a series of very successful books of educational standard music. He also works as an arranger for commercial music in a wide range of styles and combinations. He studied flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London and was later awarded the ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music). As a freelance musician he has played and recorded with jazz, rock and classical artists as diverse as Gil Evans, Tina Turner, Paul Weller, Björk, James Galway and Ryuichi Sakamoto. As a composer and arranger he has written for numerous Big Bands including the BBC Big Band and Radio Orchestra, NDR Radio Big Band, the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, the University of Kentucky and the Texas Tech Wind Orchestra. Individual artists such as James Galway, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Clare Southworth and the Safri Duo have commissioned works from him as well as numerous ensembles from saxophone quartets to string quartets. He has arranged orchestral pop scores for styles as diverse as for Pop Boy Bands, MOR covers, and for the Eurovision Song Contest.

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