Mike Sizer: clarinet, The N'Awlins Gumbo Kings

Mike Sizer: Clarinet

Michael Sizer's professional career has taken him to a number of musical venues around the country, including a stint on the riverboat Mississippi Queen and on to New Orleans. There, he spent six years touring with the Dukes of Dixieland and playing numerous engagements at such famous French Quarter hot spots as the Maison Bourbon, Court of Two Sisters and many others.

A career change took Mr. Sizer to San Francisco, where his main call was studio recording. His work has appeared in many ads and industrial videos. Since his move to Dallas, TX in 1995, he has become the "first call" for many local agents and contractors. Also a talented arranger/composer, some of his arrangements are still used by the Dukes of Dixieland, and his work can often be heard on PBS and cable TV as background music.

In 1998, Mr. Sizer appeared as a guest soloist with the Texas Wind Symphony on two separate occasions. His swing arrangement, "A Glimpse of Goodman," was premiered in the spring, and a November 1998 concert in Ft. Worth's Bass Concert Hall saw the premiere of the work Mr. Sizer performed with the ASB on February 17, 2000, the jazz arrangement "French Quarter Suite."

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