Happy New Year

 

 

 

DECEMBER

 

 

Mike Cahen Jazz Trio at l'Assemblée Nationale

 

Duo with Sal Bernardi

 

NOVEMBER

 

 Duo with Sal Bernardi

 Recording new tracks

Duo with Jacques Bouniard

New Youtube channel handle/link  youtube.com/@MikeCahen

 

OCTOBER

 

Duo with Sal Bernardi

 

 Work in progress:

The hybrid 'Electric Mohan Veena' project with luthier Roger Daguet

 

roger daguet

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Duo with Sal Bernardi

 

Jazz Duo with Jacques Bouniard

 

Recording sessions with producer Steve Forward

 

OFFICIAL YOUTUBE ARTIST CHANNEL UPGRADE

 

New videos on the channel include a personal recording of Jazz giant , guitarist Joe Diorio.

Joe was one of my favourite instructors at the Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T) in Los Angeles

He participated in the International Music Seminars that we organised in Montpellier and Antibes in France.

 

 

  

AUGUST

 

The track 'Some Loan Blues'  featured on the HX Records, U.K sampler compilation.

The official 10 inch vinyl is available on the Rough Trade Records U.K website from 31th August and also for subscribers of Record Collectors Magazine. Price £5.99

 

BUY HERE

 

 

 

Song writing, recording and production with Steve Forward

 

Concert : 41 YEARS LATER, Vers Pont du Gard, 18 August

 

 

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'NAKED' Album by Benjaminn Zephaniah

Musicans credits

 

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NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE

 

Japanese cranes wife Cover web

 

 

 

NEW ALBUM: RELEASE DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

 

 

JEREMY PLANK 

MINI TOUR IN NORMANDY, FRANCE

10,11 and 12 June

 

V.I.P PRIVATE JAM SESSION

Friday 13 May 

 

Mike & Steve Forward: Gtrs, Archie Arciero: Bass, Sal Bernardi: Harmonica, gtr and piano, Alain De Campos: Drums, Nico: Hammond

 

SAL BERNARDI - MIKE CAHEN DUO

 

CAVE CAFE. 134 rue Marcadet, Paris at 18h. Every third week of the month

 

 'Greensleeves' with Duncan Mackay (Keyboards recorded at Melpro studios, Cape Town

 

 

 Demo for Pistol Guitars.

 

 

 'MALTI'. Instrumental, new mix

 

 

 

 

Gibson Kalamazoo Gal  Irene Stearns 100 th Birthday video.

Contribution with Steve Johnson @ 46 min approx.

 

JEAN ROUSSEL MIKE

 

 WWII GIBSON 'KALAMAZOO GALS" PROJECT UPDATE

 

Despite Covid related delays, and thanks to the persistence of Fretboard Magazine author John Thomas, the original home town of Gibson guitars is going to honour the last surviving 'Kalamazoo Gal', Irene Stearns who worked for Gibson during WWII for her 100th birthday by celebrating 'Irene Stearns' day on January 30 th... More to come.

 

 

 

 

 

The Japanese Cranes Wife

 

 

New Jazz - Blues Track

 

 

MIKE CAHEN JAZZ TRIO : ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE

Paris: 30 November- 1 December

 

  

SAL BERNARDI - MIKE CAHEN DUO

CONCERT: CAVE CAFE, Paris.  28 October

 

ALBERT KAHN MUSEUM

Voice overs: November

 

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SAL BERNARDI - MIKE CAHEN DUO

CONCERT: CAVE CAFE, Paris.  24 October

 

 

MON BABY BLUES FESTIVAL

 

 

MOLESn

 

'40 YEARS LATER' REUNION GIG

 

 

SDINGANUFF

'Pete & Pat Projekt' by German sax legend Pete Tex and drummer Patrick Buchmann. Guested on Pete's Barn.

 

 

Sounds of the Past: The Rockman 

 

 

 'Pleasure Bubble Baby' 

 

 

Lockdown Lucy featuring Duncan Mackay on Keyboards recorded at  Melpro Studios, Cape Town, South Africa. 

 

 

Guitar parts on Marten Ingle track.

Amaury Blanchard on drums, Steve Forward: production and guitars.

 

 

 'Big Smoke': co-written with Marten Ingle for  the experimental psychedelic album

'DEEP C WORLD'.

 

  

 

Steve York R.I.P

English bass player.

 

Steve and his wife Lisa were based in Mexico. His U.S medical insurance company went bankrupt and he could no longer pay for his cancer treatment...He'd set up a fund and I tried to see if he could get emergency assistance...then both he and Lisa caught Covid. Steve sent Lisa to the hospital to get oxygen treatment, knowing that they only had the funds left to pay for one of them. Upon her return, Lisa found Steve passed away with an empty box of painkillers beside him. We had plans to continue writing and recording tracks...'Waving Blues' is his last recording. During our conversations, I was always eager to hear his stories about the music business and life in general.

 

Steve's musical legacy can be heard on performances with:

Elkie Brooks, Marianne Faithfull, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Pete Townshend, Robert Palmer, Manfred Mann, Joan Armatrading, Gary Moore, Arthur Brown, Grace Jones, Adrian Legg, Chris Jagger, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr John, Chuck Berry,Bo Diddley, Laura Branigan, Leiber & Stoller, The Drifters, The Platters, The Coasters, Rufus Thomas, Martha & the Vandellas,  Shirelles,  Charlie Musselwhite, Joe King Carrasco.

 

Check Steve's biog here:  STEVE YORK

 

'Waving Blues' with Steve York

 

 

THE WWII GIBSON GUITARS KALAMAZOO GALS

French T.V documentary featuring my friend John Thomas.

 

  

 2020 Holy Grail Guitar Show, Berlin. Cancellation

 

Cancelled due to the Covid 19. I was going to host two symposiums on recording guitars with producer Steven Forward and a guitar demo for Matt Proctor from M-Tone Guitars. Tania Spalt, the event coordinator managed to save the day by setting up an online event.

 

Check the videos and links below :

 

M Tone Guitars. Holy Grail Couch Show

 

Recording Guitar. Producer Steve Forward and guitarist Mike Cahen

 

 

 

New album: Acoustic and Electric guitar compilation 1

Listen to the tracks here! Album Promo Player

 

 

 Ina Forsman

 

 

 Katarina Pejak

 

My Baby Blues Festival.

Performing with Ina Forsman and Katarina Pejak.

 

Coast to Coast album Logo Cover design by : http://www.martney.com/

 

ALBUM RELEASE 

Coast to Coast: 'Like an Angel' instrumental version. Speegra records.

Listen here! : Coast to Coast 'Like an Angel' Instrumental album

 

 

 

Rotosound strings endorsement

Thks to Jason How, Zack Frederick and Julien Carlier.

 

The Greyhound Guitars ST Custom guitar. 


 Acoustic duo gigs 

Soundcheck with guitarist Pascal Corriu in Montpellier.

I've known Pascal since we met at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles.

 

 

Winnipeg Sights 202

 

 

 'Lost in the forest with you'

 

 

The Holy Grail Guitar Show, Berlin 

Demos for M Tone Guitars (U.S), Daguet Guitars (Fr), Ergon Guitars (P) and San Lorenzo Guitars (Fr)