Mike Moynihan

Welcome to Spicey Mike's World.

About Mike

Mike Moynihan is one of the brightest lights on the jazz horizon. He is a superlative player who deserves wider recognition.
— Bill Watrous
There has always been a soft spot in my heart for great saxophone work. Mike Moynihan is beyond talented.

Best sax soloist I know.
— Steven Sasser
What I liked about Mike Moynihan and his group was the blend of instruments and the beautiful sound they produced.
— G.W. Pasdirtz

About Chronicles (My Debut CD)

Chronicles isn’t your typical freshman outing for a jazz saxophonist. Mike is killin’ it! The arrangements and compositions are perfect vehicles for this band to display all their talents. Mike is a musician highly deserving of wider recognition. Let this album be the first of many!!
— Brice Winston
...an exceptional debut.

Moynihan displays real maturity in his playing and composing on Chronicles, and his strong band is right there with him all the way.

A very enjoyable album, with none of the tentativeness of some debuts.
— Mark Sullivan, Reviewer for Allaboutjazz.com

About Purple Spectre

Mike Moynihan and Purple Spectre doing what makes Tuscon great. World class talent in a small town feel.
— Steven Sasser
Mike Moynihan and his band Purple Spectre is doing it again here in Tucson! Reminds me of the days of The Village Vanguard. New, Fresh and Innovative musicians entrenched in giving the listeners a true experience.
— Michael Bowman
This band is total fire…Mike, a quintessential artist in the Tucson music scene.
— Patrick Morris

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