Mike Alfieri is a cutting edge musician with a compelling command and understanding of the drums. He has experienced a high level of percussion performance in all facets of contemporary music. Mike has had the privilege of working with a variety of inspiring musicians including: Pete Malinverni, John Abercrombie, Dan Weiss, Gary Smulyan, Dom Famularo, Joe Lovano, Kenny Washington, Victor Lewis, Jimmy Heath, Dominic Duval (Cecil Taylor), Skip Scott (Warne Marsh/Lennie Tristano), Rich Thompson (Eastman School of Music) and Richie Morales. Mike has toured all across the US, Canada, and in Mexico at the 2012 UAEH International Image Festival. He has performed with The Northern Symphonic Winds, Atlantic Wind Symphony, and The Orchestra of Northern New York. He currently collaborates in many different projects, including the co-led trio Kinsmen and Strangers.
Mike received an undergraduate degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where he studied with Jim Petercsak and McGill University's Fabrice Marandola. He received a master's degree in Jazz Studies from the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase where he studied privately with John Riley. Mike has held teaching positions in public and private schools and writes articles for Modern Drummer Magazine.