Mike Ladd

Performing Arts, 2002

Boston-born Michael C. Ladd received his BA in Black expatriates in the Nineteenth century from Hampshire College and an MA in poetry from Boston University. He has published in several literary magazines including Long Shot Review and Bostonia. His work is also featured in the book Swing Low, Black Men Writing and the anthologies, Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and In Defense of Mumia. Michael is the writer and producer of the pioneering albums Easy Listening For Armageddon (Scratchie/Mercury), Live From Paris (Home Style Cooking), Welcome to the Afterfuture (LikeMadd/Ozone), and The Infesticons: Gun Hill Road (Big Da Da), as well as the forthcoming Majesticons: Beauty Party. As a Fellow at the Institute for Arts and Civic Dialogue at Harvard University, Mr. Ladd produced and directed Blood Black and Blue, an audio documentary/performance about Black police officers in the United States. Michael has taught at Boston University and Long Island University, and lives in the Bronx.

Awards and Accomplishments


Mike Ladd and Vijay Iyer's new album Holding It Down selected as LA Weekly's Best Jazz Album of 2013