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Stern, the son of businessman Edgar B. His other half- sister is actress Kyra Sedgwick. Stern is married to guitarist and vocalist Leni Stern. Career[ edit ] Stern grew up in Washington, D. Two years later he joined Miles Davis , making his public debut in , a performance recorded on the album We Want Miles. He remained with Davis through until he was replaced by guitarist John Scofield. At the time, Stern was a heavy drinker and heroin user.
Stern and his wife were in rehabilitation; they were also helped by Michael Brecker and others. They remained together through and are featured on the album Odds or Evens. In , Stern joined a reunited Brecker Brothers Band for two years. He won the Orville W. Gibson Award for Best Jazz Guitarist.
In , he collaborated with the Yellowjackets for their Lifecycle album, contributing two compositions and performing on most of the tracks, and toured with the Yellowjackets for much of and They recorded an album of the same name. In the summer of , Stern reported serious injuries to his shoulders and right arm after tripping and falling.
It ended his European tour, and he had to modify his playing technique to keep performing. This guitar is the basis for a custom-made guitar built by Boston-based luthier Michael Aronson.
His pedal board consists mostly of Boss pedals. He uses two Boss DD-3 digital delays, one of which is set to a long delay time for "big, spacey sounds.
Mike Stern Chromazone Alto Sax