Mike Moreno (born October 8, 1978) is a jazz guitarist and composer from Houston, Texas.
According to an NPR interview in 2008, Moreno's main musical influences include trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and pianist Herbie Hancock, as well as guitarists Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell.
Moreno began his musical training at the age of 15 at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. When he was 18, he moved to New York City to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music on a scholarship. Moreno has since toured and recorded extensively with many prominent musicians in jazz today, including The Joshua Redman Elastic Band, Lizz Wright Band, Nicholas Payton Quartet, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Aaron Parks Quartet, Terence Blanchard Quintet, Greg Osby 4, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jeff "Tain" Watts Quintet, Kenny Garrett Quintet, and Ravi Coltrane Quartet. He has also recorded and played with mainstream artists such as Bilal and Q-Tip, as well as peers John Ellis Jeremy Pelt, and Marcus Strickland.
As a bandleader, Moreno has released four records. These include his latest, Another Way, released by World Culture Music in March 2012. and his debut album, Between The Lines, released by World Culture Music in March 2007...
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