For those who don’t yet know Michael, he began his career as a young saxophonist in Philadelphia, being mentioned in Downbeat Magazine as “the most exciting soloist in the entire three day jazz festival.” Following those early college years, Michael began a ten year stint with Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International Records as a busy studio musician and touring saxophonist with The O’Jays, David Bowie, Lou Rawls, Stevie Wonder, MFSB, and many other acts that felt compelled to record at the famous Sigma Sound Studios.

Never content with a one-dimensional life style, Michael went on to pursue a few other challenges that he felt necessary for his life and music. A Ph.D. in Cognitive and Creative Arts Psychology, an honorary doctorate from Combs College of Music, and three illustrious teaching positions (University Of The Arts/Philadelphia; Temple University/Philadelphia; The Richard Stockton College Of New Jersey) weren’t enough to keep him from his other jobs as tenor saxophonist with Maynard Ferguson; Dave Brubeck (“Michael Pedicin tempered the soft focus lyricism that the Brubeck Quartet’s saxophone chair has demanded with some discreet John Coltrane devices and an attractive sense of spacing and drama”…The New York Times); Stanley Clarke; Terence Blanchard; and, Pat Martino (“Tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin responded to Martino’s musical challenges with brawny-toned, aggressively virtuosic solos deeply influenced by John Coltrane”/Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times). Read More