Michael Bond started playing piano when he was 4 years old. By the time he was 6, he was playing in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. After competing classically for 7 years, he began studying jazz in his early adolescence. He has been mentored by artists, Stanley Cowell, Jim Ridl, Orrin Evans, and Mike LeDonne. Michael has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many jazz luminaries including: the Captain Black Big Band, Conrad Herwig, Todd Bashore, Lee Hogans, Joe Ford, Tim Warfield, Curtis Lundy, Duane Eubanks, Victor North, and many others.