Mike Alfieri is a cutting edge musician with a compelling command and understanding of the drums. Since picking up a pair of sticks early in life, 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, Dom Famularo, Joe Lovano, Jimmy Heath, Dominic Duval, Skip Scott (Warne Marsh/Lennie Tristano), Rich Thompson (Eastman School of Music) and Richie Morales.
Mike has played 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 group Kinsmen and Strangers whose debut album was recently released.
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.