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An accomplished pianist with over a decade of professional experience playing both in Europe and the U.S., Mikan has shared the stage with jazz notables like Tony Scott, Clifford Jordan, Chet Baker, Ernie Wilkins, Ralph Pendland, Red Holloway and Charles McPherson. On piano or synthesizer, Mikan's strong improvisational skills have thrilled and
touched live audiences. He has composed and arranged for sessions and performances. Mikan's experience extends to orchestras, bands and groups in concert. With radio and television credits and local jazz club appearances, he has developed an audience who know and love great jazz.
Born in Pristina, Serbia, he followed his dreams and jazz to New York City in the early 90's. Listening to American radio in Eastern Europe as a young child, his father, an amateur guitarist, would expose him to the music of all the jazz greats and he was fascinated by the sound. They would capture this music on a reel to reel and he would transcribe by ear the...