Videos and Music

(Scroll down for cool video and audio of Mike playing with giants like Peter Bernstein, Herb Ellis and Kenny Wheeler)

Gorgeous CBC videos of Mike’s Notes on Montreal, sung by the incomparable Sienna Dahlen, full band with strings, shot on location by Ian Cameron. Music produced for CBC by Frank Opolko. More info:


Mike’s appearances in Randy Cole’s lovely Jazz, Period video series.


With renowned New York jazz guitar master Peter Bernstein 2016 (Playlist)

Mike and Sienna accept the Juno for vocal jazz album of the year (2014)


Mike’s has been nationally touring his latest solo vocal-and-guitar album, Miniatures,” singing one line while playing a very different one simultaneously, to create the effect of a miniature ensemble. Delightful renditions from the American Songbook, originals, and even Bach! Video and audio playlist.

With Jazz Guitar Icon Herb Ellis (Audio playlist)

With the Incredible Kenny Wheeler(Audio)

With Canadian Drum Legend Claude Ranger (Audio playlist)


With the Great Canadian Drummer Andre White (2015 and 16 studio  recordings) Web Album “Mike Rud at Chromatic Audio”

Notes on Montreal, Full Cast With Strings (8 Videos Live at the Lion D’Or Montreal Feb 2015)


With Vancouver Tenor Saxophonist Mike Allen (Audio Playlist)

With Vancouver Tenor Sax and Pianist Ross Taggart (Audio Playlist)

In Victoria Big Band With Rob McConnell and Guido Basso


CDs and Other Digital Albums on Youtube

Debut Album, Whyte Avenue (Jazz Focus Records 1996) Audio. Recorded in New York City. Joe Martin bass, Jorge Rossy drums, John Stetch piano, Bill McHenry sax. Audio

“Chimbe” with Belgian saxophonist Koen Nys (1997 Nujazz records, Montreal) Audio playlist

Live From Lotusland (CellarLive, Vancouver 2005) Tilden Webb, Jodi Proznick, Jesse Cahill, Russ Botten, Dave Robins, Mike Allen. Audio playlist

1998 McGill Masters Degree Recording Project, Tilden Webb, Kelly Jefferson, Karl Januska, Dave Watts.

In Victoria (1993) with Sean Drabitt and Josh Dixon (Audio playlist)