Mike Kornrich
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Mike Kornrich

Rochester, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1985

Rochester, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 1985
Solo Jazz Swing




"Press reviews"

“The Canadaigua National Bank and Trust Company would like to congratulate you for the wonderful job you did entertaining our CNBanker Club members on August 11th at Onanda Park. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the music. It is always a pleasure to work with professionals.”
-Stephen R. Martin – Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company

Greetings: A note to thank you – A very big thank you for your time and talents shared cordially with our associates and customers on Sunday, October 11th!! The comments received from our customers were nothing but positive.
- WC Holden, Customer Service - JC Penney Company

Mike, Thank you for the music on the “Canadaigua Lady” on June 19th. You made an excellent mood for all! We appreciate your musical talents and crowd-pleasing attitude toward a successful evening.
- Peter Bud – IBM Corporation

Dear Mike, thank you so much for the services you provided to Lollypop Farm during Barktober Fest 2003. Your generosity made it possible for us to host approximately 2,000 people, and make just over $45,00 in donations, sponsorships and sales. The weather was uncooperative but that didn’t dampen the spirits of our walkers and visitors. Your help was key to the positive response we received from those people who forged through the inclement weather to support us. What fun it was for us to watch the kids interact with you! You really have a gift.
-Betty Umoff – Humane Society

Mike, I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the service at the market. Your music and personality was a great addition to the market, especially on some of those gloomier days. Market goers and vendors alike really enjoyed your performances (so did I!)
-Shelley O’Brien - Rochester Downtown Development Corp.

Mike, Thank you for coming to perform for the children of Rush-Henrietta School-Age Child Care Program. They loved your music, especially the younger ones. You are an excellent entertainer.
- Kay Lyons – Rush-Henrietta School District

“ Mike: Thank you for your band’s performance at our annual holiday party at the Memorial Art Gallery. From all indications, everyone enjoyed themselves and your performance helped make the party a success. We very much enjoyed having you with us.”
-Wolford Law Firm

“Dear Mike, Thanks so much for helping us make our Mardi-Gras Themed 2004 Kick-Off Party such a great success. We had many, many compliments on the band, and even more on your playing in the cocktail area. It made a real difference to get the people in the spirit before dinner. I would highly recommend that for any other dinner you might play for in the future. Enclosed is your payment of --------, which we happily pay to you and your group. If you ever need a recommendation – count me in.”
- Denise Miller – Monroe Tractor
- Letters


“The East End rented a city bus to move people from nightspot to nightspot, and record store cult figure Buzzo and his rockabilly trumpet and Mike Kornrich’s Dixieland banjo turned the bus in a jam session. People were having such a good time singing and cruisin’ the streets that they didn’t want to get off.”
- Democrat & Chronicle 1998 Rochester, New York

“One of the liveliest spots was the children’s stage where Mike Kornrich wooed the little ones with his guitar, banjo and harmonica.”
- Democrat & Chronicle 2002 Rochester, New York
Lilac Festival

“Mike Kornrich will serenade the lunchtime crowd at noon every Wednesday through August 16 with his spirited Dixieland-style banjo. This “Music ‘Round the Square” is a tribute to the area’s historical value and cultural offerings. Pack a lunch and join the fun – it’s free, and Kornrich is always worth the trip to Washington Square Park downtown.”
- Democrat & Chronicle Rochester, New York - Rochester Democrat & Chronicle


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Mike Kornrich has been performing for adults and children for 44 years.  He started at 13 in an early Beatles band. Mike moved to NYC in 1978 and gained valuable experience performing there for 6 years.   Back in Rochester NY he plays solo and gets his band together for special functions.

Swingin' Jazzy Blues.  Good old standards with a different feel.  Mike Kornrich has been performing for 44 years.   His guitar, banjo and vocals are always fun and uplifting.  Listen to that ukulele go!

Some originals written by Mike Kornrich too!

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