born and raised in Chicago, IL. Michael started playing music
professionally at the age of 14 playing jazz
standards in a family band as well as popular rock in high school
Studied music at De Paul University and played with
several local bands in the Chicago area until 1979
Denver in 1979 and continues to play with local and national acts
currently. Some better known acts and bands Michael was a member of or
soloist include: Freddie Cannon, Little Anthony and The Imperials ,
Leslie Gore, The Platters, The Legendary 4-Nikators, Bobby Wells, Chris
Daniels and The Kings, Denver Jazz Orchestra, The King Stan Band.
Michael plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones and is the
latest addition to the Buckner Funken Jazz Group.