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Mike Melito:

Swedish dude

February 10, 2015

Enjoying the album The Right Time.

Antonio H Guerrero

December 2, 2013

I love your drumming ...thank you for the album . I am enjoying listen it sound great...

Dino D'Onofrio

November 16, 2011

Love your new CD. I especially liked the way Dino set up the 4 measures before your solos on Tailwind and Daabood. Your solos were great but the way you and Bob compliment each other on Night Owls is fantastic. Very tasty. Great bari sax. I really enjoy listening to this one.

shawn obrien

April 10, 2011

are you still teaching drum lessons?

email me or call me 585 831 4678

Dave Roberts

February 28, 2011

Hi Mike
Got all your records except Conception (which I'm trying to get). Really fine jazz - just listening for the umpteenth time to Hankerin' on In the Tradition.
Unfortunately they just don't play jazz like this any more in UK, i.e. straighahead, mainly 4/4 with swing eighths, a cool intensity, no raucous showboating, good choice of unhackneyed 50/60's bebop/cool tunes. Being an old drummer myself I certainly appreciate your playing. Very enjoyable - keep up the good work. Any chance of doing a UK tour? In fact do you get the chance to work much outside upstate New York? Cheers Dave

Tony Coggio

October 16, 2010

Great website, this site is an easy walk-through for all the information you wanted about this. Look here, and you' ll definitely will find it. Thank you and I enjoyed surfing Fantastic site

Brian King

September 9, 2010

Still drumming your ass off! Love it. We need to catch up sometime! Hope all is well!!


Dayton Eckerson

June 4, 2010

Keep up the great work, Mike! You're out to lunch!

Nick Bianchi (Pat's Dad)

March 18, 2010

I was nice seeing you last Friday at the Strathalen. I really enjoyed listening to you, and the band...... The band sounded great!!


February 24, 2010

Lookin great MM


January 21, 2010

I have visited your website so many times but only just noticed you have a guestbook!

Sal Alberico

December 6, 2009

Hi my man so sorry our gig in Utica got stomped but we will play together again.Love you man and I will write you on facebook.I have a funny story to tell you.Keep swinging.Love you.
Sal Alberico

Vittorio Brighindi

November 15, 2009

Very Nice!

Nick Bianchi

July 3, 2009

Great Website!!
Always enjoy listening to you play. First class all the way!
Nick Bianchi (Pat's dad).

Mike Cottone

December 11, 2008

I enjoyed your music since the first time I saw you and Bob at The Rochester Club. I especially love that press roll.


October 11, 2008

nice web site, Mike... "In the tradition" will have to get that. Who's on it? One of these days we will play. dig.

Karl Sterling

April 24, 2008

Hey Mike,

Very nice site. You are the man, my friend! I'll be seeing you soon!


cristina melito

April 18, 2008

Are you playing the rochester jazz fest this year? I really hope so!!!

Donna Aderhold

April 10, 2008

Hi Mike!! Great Web site!! Take care:} Donna


March 21, 2008

Keep it, "In the Pocket!"

chad anderson

March 6, 2008

Mike, keep swingin', man! Always love hearing you play

Mike Schwert

November 27, 2007

Hey Mike,

I like the website! I'm in London for the semester, traveling around Europe and studying a bit. Hope you're doing well. I'll get in touch when I return to Rochester.


November 26, 2007

Hi people! Really an excellent site - it's always a pleasure to come back. - . , .G'night

Tommy Lee

October 3, 2007

I challenege you to find a finer cymbal beat than Mike Melito. He swings like a *********+++%%$&^%

Dino Losito

October 1, 2006

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Congratulations. Your website looks wonderful. I am so happy for you. Peace and blessings to you and may you continue in your success.

To a good friend, and very swinging drummer. All the best!


Tom Pesciotta

September 11, 2007

Hi Mike,
Thanks for signing my guestbook.
It's an honor to have you on board!

PS: The quartet sounded great as usual!

Alex Sanguinetti

July 22, 2007

Great playing, really enjoyed the sound files!

Best regards,

Alex Sanguinetti

Annette Melito Archer

May 12, 2007

I'm glad I found your website. Joel and I will look forward to seeing you at the Strathallan. Great music, great talent!


April 19, 2007


stan chase

March 27, 2007

Nice site you have Mike! Great chops, taste, and tone on your music clips. I'd love to hear you wailin' on your new '60s 22" you stole from me. :) We share the same hairstyle Be cool, Stan

Bill LaDue

March 26, 2007


You were absolutely SMOKIN Friday night. (03-23-o7)



February 21, 2007

Great work and thank you for your service
I'm John, new here!
Good Bye!

Pete Muscarella

February 4, 2007

Great drum site Mike. I always knew you were a great drumer, even back in 4th grade at Plank South. Just bought myself a Yamaha electronic drum set and I'm trying to play again. I will try to check out your band if I can sometime when I am in Rochester. Best, Pete Muscarella


January 11, 2007

Big thnx. So interesting.
I wish you prosperity
Best wishes. Lisa.

Sean Jefferson

November 22, 2006

Hey Mike! Great site man! I've been so ridiculously busy with school, I'll be giving you a call soon to get together.

Best Wishes!

Joel Carberry

September 25, 2006

I had a great Saturday night at FAT CATS listening and learning from the master! Your playing is so musical and dynamic with solos that represent the Jazz greats we all aspire to emmulate. In the near future I would really like to make time and study with you as your schedule permits. Till them take care and I look forward to hearing you again!

John Sneider

September 4, 2006

Drum assassin!

Tim Larson

August 31, 2006

Nice site Mike, its on my favorites. Hope to get out and hear the creativity soon. peace..

Tom Killian

August 29, 2006

Mike...WOW! Great website for a great drummer. Keept swinging.

Mike Cottone

June 3, 2006

I have enjoyed your work since the first time i saw you play at the Rochester Club.Keep up the good work.

Snoop Dog

April 28, 2006

Mike Melito is the greatest hip hop drummer in the world! He can really smash those tubs.

Jason Smay

April 12, 2006

Where did you get those beautiful drums?

Siva Visveswaran

April 12, 2006

Simple & nice site!

Mike - Like to see you blog here - you have lots of cool history/anecdotes to share!

Josh Williams

April 2, 2006

mike is my drum teacher and he rocks.

love the site,looks great

Pete Tassey

March 26, 2006

Nice site, Mike! As always, you do everything with class. Hope we can play together again soon!!

otto bruno

March 24, 2006

Mike - The site looks great! So happy things continue to go well for you. You're a great player and a great guy. I wish you much continued success!

your "unofficial sister in law," Melis

March 24, 2006

great the colors and set up....very easy to navigate. thanks for sending this along. when are you guys coming for a visit?

Dino D'Onofrio

March 24, 2006

Fantastic web site. Way over-due. Great idea with the music clips. See you for my next lesson .

Jim Ferris

March 23, 2006

Hey from North Carolina!! Awesome site Mike, well done. I would expect nothing less from you!! Say hello to people for me. Thanks! ;o)


March 23, 2006

I dig your web site- the colors are excellent. The photos are just fine, in fact you resemble Ben kingsley in one shot! dig.


March 23, 2006

Congratulations to my favorite drummer in the world, and also to one of my favorite human beings. Looking forward to making music with you for years to come!


March 23, 2006

Nice site! I like the look and feel. Hope to see you soon now that we can check your calendar! Take care.

Ned Corman, The Commission Project

March 23, 2006

Mike, Your site is filled with lots of interesting information, is a treat to the eye and easy to navigate. Keep hittin' the tubs and makin' the music.

Best regards, Ned Corman

Joshua Breakstone

March 22, 2006

Mike- great site! I'm looking forward to the next time we can play together, hopefully it will be soon.......Your friend....Joshua

Jason Crane

March 22, 2006

Hi Mike. Welcome to the Web! Congrats on the new site ... see you on the scene.