Mike Vaccaro is a muli-woodwind artist living in the greater Los Angeles area. He is active in motion pictures (most recent as of 3/2008 include Speed Racer, Ratatouille, and Mission Impossible 3). As music contractor he has worked at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts since it's inception, and was the music contractor for the platinum CD by Ray Charles entitled Genius Loves Company. In addition he has recently contracted the motion picture P.J and some episodes of Deal or No Deal that required live music. In the live music field he is the first clarinet of the Long Beach Opera, the utility woodwind of the Pageant of the Masters Orchestra, and active in Broadway shows at many Los Angles and Orange County theaters.