Michael T. Mainieri, Jr. (born July 4, 1938, the Bronx, New York City) is a vibraphonist best known for his work with the jazz fusion group Steps Ahead.
Mainieri was a pioneer in introducing an electronic vibraphone, known as a "synth-vibe" and has recorded with such musicians as Buddy Rich, Wes Montgomery and Jeremy Steig. He performed for a live album by Laura Nyro, and was featured on several tracks from the Dire Straits album Love Over Gold as well as on Ride Across the River on the album Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits album). He has also released numerous albums and videos as a leader for a variety of labels.
As a producer, he produced three albums for Carly Simon.
Mainieri married singer-songwriter/harpist Dee Carstensen in 1993. They have a daughter, Ruby Anna.
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