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Mike Holober

Mike Holober

After three days of noodling at the piano with the major and minor thirds of ‘You and the Night and the Music,’ to make it a little off-base, my wife says, ‘Can’t you figure out how that tune goes yet?'”

That was not how the conversation with pianist Mike Holober began, but that’s how it flowed: like the give-and-take of a studio session; or the improvisational challenge of a gig in the Apple, 25 miles south of his Nyack home. Holober is a professor of music at Community College of New York and has taught at New York University. He’s been there, done it all, even has the T-shirts to prove it.

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