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Mike Laatz plays soprano, alto and tenor saxophones. He has been playing professionally for many years, and has played at dozens of corporate functions, parties, concerts and weddings. He has headlined at Jazz at the Nassau, Cape Town, with the Andrew Ford trio, and has played at virtually all the major jazz venues in Cape Town. Together with guitarist Gary Kriel, he was chosen to perform the jazz component on the RMS St Helena’s last music tour.
He has recorded with Jack van Poll as guest artist on his first released CD (with Andrew Ford, Basil Moses, Kevin Gibson and Cecily Pepler). His CDs have been chosen as “Album of the week” by 3 South African radio stations.
His first CD with the Andrew Ford trio was chosen as a promotional tool by the Pam Golding Group. They rebranded the CD, and distributed 500 copies.
Mike has recorded with Eddie Kirkwood…once again, “Album of the week” on Radio 2000. He has also produced several solo albums. He is highly sought-after as a session saxophonist, and has recorded with several vocalists. Mike also presents a regular jazz programme on Fine Music Radio.