Mike Pope

Bassist & Composer, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Michael Pope is a world renowned jazz musician. He has travelled the world with the likes of Chick Corea, David Sanborn, The Manhattan Transfer, and many more. As an articulate educator, he has been sought out to speak in contexts where science and creativity are both discussed, and has been involved in research studies as both a subject and an analyst. Having much experience as an electrical engineer, as well, Mr. Pope brings a unique marriage of the subjective and objective to discussions about improvisation and musical creativity, in general. He has sat on panels at conferences such as The Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute's "The Science of the Arts," alongside guitarist Pat Metheny and Baltimore Symphony music director Marin Alsop where he has made valuable contributions to the dialogue on science and creativity.