What’s it like to be one of the best woodwind players in the world?
If you’re heard albums by Ray Charles, Johnny Mathis, Elton John, or Willie Nelson, you’ve heard Mike Vaccaro. He was on the road with the big band sounds of Count Basie, Woody Herman, Paul Horn and Stan Kenton. If there’s an orchestra in a movie, a Broadway show, or a ballet in town, Mike will be close by. He explains what it takes to be a professional musician, how the size of the audience matters, his 2 regrets, and how the music business has changed.