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Mike Manson is the kind of guest that we love on "Cool Jazz Conversations." That combination of sweet story and selfless attitude gets us every time!A believer in education, Mike got his Masters in Music Performance at Northwestern University. 1995, he met Steve Finkle who become Steve Cole. Steve was playing with Brian Culbertson and introductions were made. Mike was doing the Chicago circuit now, and he was asked to contribute to Brian's "After Hours" CD in the mid-90's. Around that same time, Mike got a chance to work with Kirk Whalum on the much acclaimed, "Gospel According to Jazz" project. He has three solo projects to date the latest being "Up Front" We can't wait to talk to him about his music and charitable endeavours.
It's good to talk.