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The MICHAEL MANSON Dossier

HOME BASE: Chicago, IL

INSTRUMENTS: Lead Bass, Bass

COLLEAGUES : Kirk Whalum, The Late George Duke, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Al Jarreau, Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson, Steve Cole, Nick Colieonne, Chaka Khan, Boney James, Jeff Lorber, Paul Jackson Jr., Bob Baldwin, Larry Carlton, Kenny Lattimore, Chante Moore, Gerald Albright, Jeffery Osbourne

PAST APPEARANCES :
– Jazz Fest West,
– Catalina Jazz Festival
– BB Jazz Festival
– Las Vegas Jazz Festival
– Genuine Jazz Festival (CO)
– Carolina Jazz Festival (NC)
– Chene Park (Detroit)
– Atlanta Jazz Festival Centennial Park (ATL),
– The Georgia Dome (ATL)
– KSBR Anniversary Concert (orange county CA)
– The Soul Train Cruise
– Warren Hill Smooth Jazz Cruise,
– The Smooth Cruise (Brian Culbertson – Host)
– The Chicago Theater (numerous times)
– DuSable Theater Chicago
– Shoreline Jazz Festival (MI)

COLLABORATIONS : Michael Manson has performed and/or recorded with all of the following; Kirk Whalum, The Late George Duke, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Al Jarreau, Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson, Steve Cole, Nick Colieonne, Chaka Khan, Boney James, Jeff Lorber, Paul Jackson Jr., Bob Baldwin, Larry Carlton, Kenny Lattimore, Chante Moore, Gerald Albright

NOTEWORTHY : Numerous Tours, recordings, awards shows with both George Duke and Kirk Whalum

CONTACT

Michael Tozzi
ijazzglobal1@gmail.com
610 324-9314

Michael Manson
mikemanson@me.com
(708) 288-5992

KIRK WHALUM SAYS : “There must be something in the water in Chicago , to make Manson play like that.”

The late GEORGE DUKE SAID : “There is not enough Michael to hold all the funkiness inside Mikey, he lets it all out.”

AL JARREAU SAYS : “The consummate musician, Big Bad Mike Manson.”

“Michael’s music connects with the audience in a way that makes them get up on their feet and move. From the first note, he brings a very personal, energetic and soulful presence to the stage that is rare even with performers of much higher acclaim. In addition to being a class act on stage, Michael Manson is equally impressive off stage. Working with him and experiencing his music was a delight for us. And we look forward to working with him again soon!” -Jason Flurry, FM Concerts – Atlanta, Georgia

“Michael Manson is a smooth performer to the MAX. His groove is his own and unmistakable once you are a fan. The audience loved him and we want more!” -Jay Davis, Program Director KJZS, RenoTahoeRadio – Reno, Nevada

“Michael Manson is someone who has heart and plays with his heart. He knows how to connect with the audience and commands their full attention. They repay him with a standing ovation at the end of his song. Another superb performance from Michael… Thank you from all of us at KSBR!” -Vienna Yip , Music Director, JAZZ FM 88.5 KSBR – Mission Viejo, California