Mike Pittsley was The Jim Cullum Jazz Band trombonist from 1978 until 2000 and appears on all Riverwalk broadcasts before 2000. Mike is a Sacramento native. He joined the band in 1978, and took a leave of absence to lead his own band before rejoining the Cullum band in 1980. Pittsley has performed in musical theater orchestras in California and upon occasion is a traditional jazz educator in schools and at the Sacramento Jazz Society’s Traditional Jazz Band Camp.
Mike considers Abram “Abe” Lincoln to be the hottest jazz trombonist of all time and has contributed a Web site devoted to his memory.
Mike holds a commercial aircraft pilot’s license and enjoys flying whenever he can.