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America's Classical Music Jazz

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Ellen Williams Carter

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     Today, Sunday, April 27, 2014, joining and sharing his music with us is Michael Bowie a Washington, D.C. native who is internationally known.  He is a bassist, composer, educator, and musical director. While studying music in Washington, D.C., he was a recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Jazz Studies and trained with Betty Carter and Keter Betts. After completing his studies he signed with Verve Records as an original member of "The Harper Brothers".  In addition, he performed, recorded and toured with Abdulla Ibrahim, Michel Pettruciani, and Betty Carter.   During period that Michael recorded and performed with Betty Carter, she won a Grammy for the CD, Look What I Got.  As musical director, he has worked with many artists worldwide including Patti Labelle, James Ingram, Jeff Majors, Abbey Lincoln, Angie Stone, and Isaac Hayes. He has shared his talents in the recording studio and on the stage with Sarah Vaughn, Joe Williams, Abbey Lincoln, Manhattan Transfer, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Della Reece, and Michel Camilo and Ricky Skaggs. Recently, he toured with Dee Dee Bridgewater.