Mike Renzi
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Mike Renzi

Mike Renzi
Mike Renzi, c. 2009.
Background information
Born (1946-04-28) April 28, 1946 (age 73)
Providence, Rhode Island
GenresJazz, vocal jazz, traditional pop
Musician, singer, arranger, composer, musical director
InstrumentsPiano, vocals

Michael E. Renzi (born April 28, 1946 in Providence, Rhode Island)[1] is an American composer, music director, pianist and jazz musician. He was musical director for Peggy Lee and Mel Torme for over 25 years.[2] He is also friends and partners with jazz singer Cynthia Crane, with whom he has published a Christmas album titled "Our First Christmas". Renzi also has his own jazz group called "The Mike Renzi Trio",[3] which published an album together with tenor sax legend Ben Webster.



Music Director

Sound recordings

  1. I Don't Remember
  2. Ev'rybody Loves Jobim
  3. I Thought I Heard a Hummingbird
  4. Quiet Time
  5. My Love Went to London
  6. I Did It All for You
  7. Not You Again
  8. Blossom
  9. Love Is on the Way
  10. Fred Astaire
  11. Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
As co-leader

With Etta Jones

With Houston Person

Let's Go Back to the Waltz

Written together with Bobbi Baird

Year Album Chart positions Sales and certifications
1993 Let's Go Back to the Waltz
  • Second studio album
  • Release date: March 3, 1993
  • Label: Premier Recordings
  • CD release date: March 3, 1993
  • Sales:


  1. What'll I Do?
  2. Let's Go Back To The Waltz/The Waltz Of Long Ago
  3. Remember
  4. Just One Way To Say 'I Love You'
  5. When I Lost You
  6. Where Is My Little Old New York?
  7. Reaching For The Moon
  8. All Alone
  9. Always
  10. Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk
  11. We'll Never Know
  12. Paris Wakes Up And Smiles
  13. The Russian Lullaby
  14. Marie
  15. Where Is The Song Of Songs For Me?
  16. The Song Is Ended

Our First Christmas

Written together with Cynthia Crane

Year Album Chart positions Sales and certifications
1993 Our First Christmas
  • Third studio album
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label:
  • CD release date: 1993
  • Sales:


  1. Our First Christmas
  2. Once a Year Miracle
  3. Paris in the Snow
  4. Little Jack Frost
  5. Christmas Morning
  6. The Best Christmas
  7. A Song For Christmas
  8. Christmas Is An Island
  9. Keep Christmas With You
  10. If I Hear Another Song About Christmas
  11. Noel Blanc (white Christmas)

Ben Webster With The Mike Renzi Trio

Written together with Ben Webster

Year Album Chart positions Sales and certifications
Ben Webster With The Mike Renzi Trio
  • Fourth studio album
  • Release date:
  • Label:
  • CD release date:
  • Sales:


  1. Perdido
  2. My Romance
  3. Lover, Come Back to Me
  4. Danny Boy
  5. On Green Dolphin Street
  6. Go Home
  7. Bye Bye Blackbird
  8. Sometimes I'm Happy
  9. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  10. Embraceable You
  11. The Theme
  12. My Romance [*]
  13. Wee Dot

Providence Jam

Year Album Chart positions Sales and certifications
1995 Providence Jam
  • Fifth studio album
  • Release date: May 25, 1995
  • Label:
  • CD release date:
  • Sales:

Awards and nominations

Emmy Awards:

Daytime Emmy awards:


  1. ^ "Mike Renzi". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Peggy Lee's official website". Chuck Pulin. 2003. Retrieved 2008.
  3. ^ "Cyrille Aimee wins the first Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition". NJ.com. October 21, 2012. Retrieved 2017.

External links

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