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Michael is an accomplished and versatile performer, composer, and educator. As a Saxophonist he has performed in musical settings ranging from creative jazz, modern big band, and progressive popular styles. He has performed with various well known music groups such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Doc Severinson, The Jimmy Dorsey Big Band, JAZZMN Big Band, The Minnesota Orchestra, The Gene Krupa Band, Bob Hope, Sister Sledge, Franki Valli, Gladys Knight, Myron Floren, the Artie Shaw Band, and others.

After receiving his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1992, he worked as a musician for various cruise ship companies based in Miami, FL. He went on to obtain his Masters Degree in Music Education from UW-River Falls in 2002. 

He is currently a member of the  the JAZZAX Saxophone quartet. The JAZZAX Saxophone Quartet specializes in performing music that features improvisation, always creating spontaneous and engaging live performances.


Michael is on the faculty of the SHELL LAKE ARTS CENTER. Michael teaches saxophone, jazz improvisation, and directs ensembles at the summer Jazz Ensemble Camps. He has been on the SLAC Jazz Faculty since 1991. Michael received a BME from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a M.Ed-Music from UW-River Falls



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May 4, 2013, 12:35 PM