Mike Metheny
Getting started in Lee’s Summit, MO, early 1960s.
Bill Van Pelt, Mike Metheny
“The Carnival of Venice,” February 1963, with Bill Van Pelt, piano.
Mike Metheny
As a student at the University of Missouri, fall 1969.
Mike Metheny
Army basic training, June 1971, Ft. Leonard Wood MO, prior to entering the U.S. Army Field Band in Washington D.C. (Note: the cigarette was a prop, the peace sign was not.)
Mike Metheny
Soloing with the NE Missouri State University Jazz Band, spring 1976.
Pat Metheny Group, Mike Metheny
Sitting in with the Pat Metheny Group, July 1978, at Brush Creek on the Plaza, Kansas City, MO.
Mike Metheny, Pat Metheny
Mike and Pat in December 1980, prior to performing at Yaadboid’s Jazz Club in Kansas City.
Mike Metheny
In Boston, 1981, for the album “Blue Jay Sessions.”
Mike Metheny, Dick Odgren
At Boston’s Berklee Performance Center, early 1980s, with Dick Odgren, piano.
Ryles Jazz Club
At Ryles in Boston, September 1984, with Dick Odgren (piano), Marshall Wood (bass), Bob Tamagni (drums).
Kansas City Jazz Festival
At the Kansas City Jazz Festival (Volker Park), August 1987, with Paul Smith (piano), Gerald Spaits (bass) and Tommy Ruskin (drums)
Montreal Jazz Festival
At the 1988 Montreal Jazz Festival with the Boston band, featuring Brad Hatfield (right) on keyboards.
Mike Metheny, Stan Getz
After opening for saxophonist Stan Getz at the Telluride (CO) Jazz Festival, July 1988.
Boston Music Award
Received at the annual Boston Music Awards.
Mike Metheny
Playing the EVI (electronic valve instrument) at Jardine’s Jazz Club, Kansas City, MO, 1994.
Doc Severinsen, Mike Metheny
With trumpeter Doc Severinsen in Milwaukee WI, June 1997.
Ron Ubel, Mike Metheny
With recording engineer Ron Ubel at Kansas City’s Soundtrek Studios, June 1998.
Pat Metheny, Paul Smith, Mike Metheny
With Pat and pianist Paul Smith, August 1999, at one of many KC jams over the years.
Mike Metheny, Marilyn Maye
With singer Marilyn Maye after performing at the 2002 Coda Jazz Fund benefit, 18th & Vine, Kansas City, MO.
Mike Metheny, Keith House
Professor Keith House, December 2002, and in the mid 1960s as director of bands in Lees Summit schools.
KC Jazz Ambassadors Award
Received from the KC Jazz Ambassadors after nine years 1994-2003 as editor of JAM Jazz Ambassador Magazine .
Mike Metheny
At the University of Mary Jazz Festival, Bismarck ND, January 2005.
Mike Metheny
From photographer Dan White’s exhibit, “The Fine Art of Kansas City Jazz,” at KC’s American Jazz Museum, spring-summer 2006.
Mike Metheny, Danny Embrey
At Jardines in Kansas City, May 2007 with Danny Embrey, guitar.
(Photo courtesy of Sue Vicory and Heartland Films)
Arch Martin, Tommy Ruskin, Mike Metheny
At the Blue Room, Kansas City, MO September 2007 with trombonist Arch Martin and drummer Tommy Ruskin.
Mike Metheny
At the Unity Village (MO) Metheny Music Foundation fundraiser, March 7, 2008, with Pat, Antonio Sanchez and Christian McBride.
(Photo by Latifa Metheny)
Pat Metheny, Mike Metheny
On December 11, 2011, Mike and his brother Pat were joined by Marilyn Maye, Paul Smith, Bob Bowman, Tommy Ruskin and other special guests for a Celebration of Life in honor of Lois Metheny (1927-2011).
(Photo courtesy of Larry Kopitnik)
Mike Metheny
Appearing with the Lee’s Summit (MO) Symphony on May 5, 2012.
Mike Metheny
At the Prairie Village (KS) Jazz Festival, September 8, 2012.
(Photo © Larry Kopitnik)
Mike Metheny
June 29, 2013 at the Blue Room.
(Photo © Diallo Javonne French)