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About Michael Carlson


Michael Carlson sings solo in several parts in real time, by overdubbing on stage using digital looping with his band, tripleohnine. He also directs jazz vocal groups in the San Joaquin Valley of California. He has over 30 years of performance experience, and provides live music, studio vocals, voice lessons, and vocal coaching.

He teaches students of all ages, providing basic vocal technique to apply to styles as diverse as blues, country, rock, musical theatre, church hymnody, black gospel, and punk. His vocal jazz group, The ModesTones, is singing throughout the area. Michael currently sings in the Jazz Worship service at First United Methodist Church in Modesto, California, USA.

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Michael studied music theory, composition, popular music and voice both as an undergraduate student at Chapman University and as a graduate student at University of California, Santa Barbara. He arranges vocals for studio recording and performance. He writes music for worship in many styles with an ecumenical, welcoming and mission-oriented theology. Michael's debut singer-songwriter CD "Fruit of the Vine" was released in December of 2002.

Michael Carlson joined the JazzTimes community on Dec 16, 2009