Electric and Acoustic Bassist Mike Pelletier has been a part of the Toronto music community for over 25 years. After learning various brass instruments from the age of 10, this Toronto born bassist eventually settled on the bass at 16. Mike attended the Cawthra Park and Mayfield Secondary School Regional Arts Programs, laying the foundation for a career in music. Graduating with honuors from the prestigious Humber College Jazz Performance program, Mike’s post secondary education also included part time classes in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto and York University. During his post-secondary years, Mike had the privilege of studying with a selection the finest jazz bassists in the world: Don Thompson, Neil Swainson, Dave Young and the legendary Ray Brown. In the jazz world, Mike has worked with many brilliant and accomplished professionals including-David Braid, Grant & Phil Stewart, Reg Schwager, Michael Occhipinti, Pat LaBarbera, Alex Dean, Emily Calire Barlow, Heather Bambrick and Mark McLean. Equally proficient on electric bass, Mike co-leads or is Music Director of many diverse working groups that cross many genres-Funk/Soul/R&B, Pop/Top 40, New Country and Classic Rock. Mike also freelances with many of Toronto’s top jazz and pop/rock artists and keeps a very busy schedule. Away from the bass, Mike worked in the Canadian music industry for 15 years highlighted by his 8-year tenure as a Classical and Jazz Sales/Marketing Representative at Universal Music Canada. Mike also received Leadership and Management certification from the Continuing Studies Department at The University Of Toronto. In a diverse career that continues to showcase his talents as a consummate musician, bassist Mike Pelletier’s unique versatility keeps him in demand.