Mike Essoudry is known as a sensitive yet active and responsive drummer, with strong musical intuition. He received a Master of Music degree (Jazz Drumset Performance) from McGill University in 2003. Mike is a busy performer and composer on the Ottawa music scene playing with many projects in the funk, jazz, and improvised music scene such as The Megan Jerome Together Ensemble, Rakestar, Atlantis Jazz Ensemble, Weddings and Funerals, and Gephilte as well as leading his own groups like the  The Alouette Space Agency and the Epoch Quintet. Mike is also an active drumset teacher and has been a dance accompanist/composer with Ottawa's Propeller Dance for the past 14 years and has also composed and produced works for dance and short film.