Mike Essoudry is a sensitive, active and responsive drummer-composer with strong musical intuition. In 2003 Mike received a Master of Music degree (Jazz Drumset Performance) from McGill University where he studied drumset with Chris McCann, Dave Laing and Michel Lambert.
Mike plays drums, clarinet, baritone ukulele, and glockenspiel with singer/songwriter Megan Jerome. Mike has toured Canada with the Mighty Popo in 2001, and with the Megan Jerome Trio in 2006.
Mike is active in the improvised music scene as well, having released a duo album on Malasartes (MAM006) with Linsey Wellman in 2007. In addition to composing for his octet Mike composes for new musical settings for silent movies.
Mike is also an active drumset teacher and dance accompianist with Propeller Dance and the group Dancing in the Streets and performs in many different musical settings from folk to musical theatre, from jazz to rock to 20th century classical percussion.