Michael Mason records for AVG Records based in Poplar Grove, Illinois. He has released “Human Revolution” an (8) song project of Jazz, World Music and Rock original compositions. He has previously recorded the “Exploration”, “Visionary” and “Angels of Fire” projects that have been evaluated by the NARAS Grammy Voting Committees.
Michael's musical studies began with Principle flutist Joseph Zerov of the Chicago Lyric Orchestra and then with Janet Bergman at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Michael continued on to DePaul University where he studied with principle flutist Donald Peck of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael has performed with James Newton, Arturo Sandoval, Ian Anderson, Edward "Kid" Jordan, Douglas Ewart, Chicago's legendary Fred Anderson owner of the Velvet Lounge in Chicago while performing with some of the most talented jazz musicians in the Chicago area. Michael's flute improvisations in the world of jazz and in world music has been well demonstrated and documented with his association with many great artists from the AACM(Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians).
His musical influences have come from Ian Anderson, James Newton, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Sun Ra, Yusef Lateef and the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians).
He receives airplay from College/ University, NPR and Independent Jazz Stations around the world. He has performed at International Jazz Festivals, the NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) Regional and National Convention Mainstage and Performing Arts showcases.
He is available for College and University Performances, Artist-In-Residency Programs, Clinics, Workshops, Individual Improvisation Teaching, Concerts and Recording Sessions.
Michael Mason is represented by Audio Video Graphics, Inc an Artist Management and Jazz Production Company.
Should you require any further information please feel free to contact my office.
AUDIO VIDEO GRAPHICS, INC.
William Batzkall, President
201 Redman Way SW.
Poplar Grove, IL. 61065