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Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien . Bassist. Composer. Educator Michael O'Brien studied bass under Anthony Cox, and West African and Haitian percussion under Marc Anderson. Michael has been performing and composing for over a decade with such notables as Gene Pitney, Dave King, Jeff Kashiwa, Todd Reynolds, Wessel Anderson, David Binney, The Jazz Mandolin Project, Joel Harrison, Marty Haugin, Peter Ostroushko, Christian Howes, John Van Ohlen, Hod O'Brien, Stephanie Nakasian, Dan Weiss, Marc Giuliana, Roseanna Vitro, Daniel Kelly, Marc Anderson, Mary Ellen Childs, Bruce Henry, Laura Caviani, Electropolis, Clay Moore, Daniel Alexander Jones, J. Otis Powell!, Connie Evingson, and Prudence Johnson. His compositions are performed by the acclaimed string quartet Ethel, the Clay Moore trio, the Kelly Rossum Quintet, Electropolis, the April Sellers Dance Collective, and Karen Lyu and Global Jazz. In June of 2004 Michaels' composition “Pine” was premired by Ethel at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, CT. Ethel debuted “Pine” at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C in January of 2005. Michael has been commissioned by the Jazz is Now Orchestra through the Jerome Foundation. He has had compositions recorded on Kelly Rossums' “The Party's Over/Begun” and “Renovation”, Electropolis' “More Music for Trips”, and Karen Lyu and Global Jazz's “live”

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