Opening Night Jazz Festival in Rossmoor

Mic Gillette, a true friend of the generations...

On Stage with Stanley Middle School

We lost a great friend and mentor to many of our young musicians with Mic's passing.  He influenced many young and more experienced musicians to enjoy life and have fun with music.  He used to say "have fun with your music...that's why they call it playing!".  Mic loved playing along side young musicians at the Lafayette Jazz Festival as well as with our more experienced musicians with the Rossmoor Big Band.  Mic loved working with kids and many times I heard him say "stay in school and lead a clean life because there are no musicians like this in prison".  He will be missed but never forgotten.  "Some were better but never louder"-Mic Gillette 5/7/1951 - 1/16/2016