Michael connects to his audiences with charm & an easy going sense of humor. He performs a wonderful show suitable for Corporate Functions, Condo’s, Parties, Cocktail Hours & Special Events.
His repertoire includes music of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Mandel, Harold Arlin, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Jimmy Van Heusen & others and works with pre recorded tracks, a trio or big band.
Michael is not a Sinatra copy cat but does it his way, which he regards as perfectly Frank where fans of Ol' Blue Eyes are treated to a solid selection of big city fare such as "Night & Day", "My Kind of Town, "Fly Me To The Moon" & "I Get A Kick Out of You." - Thus the torch is passed.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 50 - 120 minutes
Michael grew up in the era of Rock n Role but while his friends were doing Doo Wop on the street corners of Queens, Michael was singing the music of Cole Porter, the Gershwin’s, Harold Arlin, Jimmy Van Heusen, Rod McKuen, Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn.
Performing since his teens, Michael was active in the New York Jazz scene during the 60’s & worked with Jazz & Be Bop legend & pioneer of modern jazz, trumpeter/ composer Howard “the Lip” McGhee, Joe Roland of the George Sheering Quintet and credits Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett & Harry David Snow as his greatest vocal influences.
During that time Michael performed as the male lead with the original “Jazz Vespers”, a concept worship service created by world famous Pastor John Gensel fondly known as the “patron saint of jazz”.
Jazz Vespers served as an outreach ministry to the jazz community whose membership included famous jazz greats Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Erroll Garner, Howard McGhee, Joe Roland were all Vesper members & friends.
More recently, Michael has been performing in his own show, “Remember When” where fans of Ol' Blue Eyes are treated to a solid selection of big city fare such as "Come Fly with Me", "My Kind of Town," "Fly Me to The Moon" and, of course, "I Get A Kick Out of You."
Michael does not pretend to be another Sinatra but does it his way, which he regards as perfectly Frank-- thus, is the torch passed to a new generation. He has performed as a guest artist in venues from coast to coast.
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