Originally from Houston, Texas, Mike Moreno began studying music formally at the Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. After graduating, Mike moved to New York City with a scholarship to attend the New School University. While still working towards his Bachelor of Fine Arts, he began garnering the recognition necessary to eventually be called to perform and tour with some of the most venerable names in the jazz world, as well as rising stars firmly en route to establishing their careers.
Mike has recorded with numerous major artists, both inside and outside of the Jazz genre. 3 of these recordings were nominated for a Grammy. In 2010, both Q-Tip’s The Renaissance and Geoffrey Keezzer’s Aurea were nominated for Best Album in their categories. Moreno’s discography also includes artists such as Bilal, Jeremy Pelt, Robert Glasper, John Ellis, Aaron Parks, Jimmy Greene, Myron Walden, Sam Yahel, Ralph Bowen, Marcus Strickland, Yosvany Terry, Frank Locrasto, Kendrick Scott, Leonardo Cioglia, and Bob Reynolds.