Playing for Singers

I have written a "how-to" book for the jazz and cabaret piano player.

I've spent most of my piano playing career as an accompanist, and it's time to share some of the knowledge I've gleaned from toiling all those years in the nightclub/concert milieu.

The musical techniques that this career demands have rarely been written about, and so this is an attempt to fill that gap.

It's a practical guide to the secrets, both musical and psychological, of the accompanist's art.

more info here

Mike's arranging talents are for hire!

Everything from a simple piano lead sheet to Big Band and Symphony Orchestra arrangements.

Mike has had the privilege of writing for such various entities as the San Francisco Symphony, the Kronos Quartet and the Boston Pops as well many small all-star jazz groups.

Mike is also a copyist.

Using the latest computer technology (Finale) he can turn out scores and parts that musicians will never complain about!

"Greensill's writing was a model of how to use a Symphony Orchestra with a singer who feels the jazz in songs." William Glackin - Sacramento Bee

Read the Score and Listen to the Music !

The Kronos Quartet play an excerpt of Mike's Arrangement of "Jeepers Creepers"

Gary Foster play all the clarinet parts on Mike's Arrangement of "I Wish I Knew"

 

For more information on Mike's arranging/copying and orchestrating services e-mail at mike@mikegreensill.com

 

Cartoon of Mike

Mike hard at work on arrangements.
As depicted by his Leeds College of Music pal, Nigel Porteous.