“Rekindling the Flame”
Human questing for paradise is replete with paradox, the journey through life inevitably accompanied by setbacks as well as joys. Community is where we halve our cares by sharing them and expand our celebrations. We meet to fill one another’s chalices with spiritual food and drink to sustain us until next we meet again, in merry measure.
Michael learned how to play by sitting in at as many places as he could, developing eclectic tastes by playing with all types of bands: jazz, rock, blues, R&B, and Top 40 and he also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Composition and Performance from Cornish College of the Arts in 1982. He has performed with, recorded with, or shared billings with Herbie Hancock, Keiko Matsui, Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles, and Gladys Knight to name just a few.