JAZZ saxophonist, flautist, composer
"Give Em Heaven" is the compelling new fourth solo CD release from world-class Jazz musician Mikole Kaar! Mikole plays tenor and soprano sax, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, piano, and bassoon. Considered one of the most versatile woodwind artists in jazz, Mikole has played with some of the very best in the business.
Born in New York City, Mikole began studying clarinet at the age of nine. He was mentored by the great Clifford Scott, whom he knew growing up simply as "Scotty." Junior Walker and King Curtis were also some Mikole's R&B idols. Mikole continued to perfect his craft becoming both a clarinet & flute major in college.
In 1985, Mikole traveled to Europe to play jazz and in 1986, his original album, "Back to the Heart" was recorded and released in Germany on Heliocon Records. He later returned to the States and continued playing with jazz greats, among them Russell Freeman, Ti Lavitz, David Benoit, Johnny Hammond Smith, The Temptations, Bo Diddley, Joe Cocker, Rita Moreno, Otis Rush, Cash McCall, Bonnie Bramlett, The Drifters, the Coasters, The Platters, The Inkspots, and Al Wilson.
Mikole has also appeared on several soundtracks and movie dates. He has played in Europe, Hong Kong, and several International Jazz Festivals around the globe. This brand new CD release, "Give Em Heaven," is truly one for the collection from one very authentic, soulful, and accomplished performer.