Jazz guitarist Michael Powers

Michael Powers

Michael Powers (1960) is jazz guitarist based in Seattle.

Education: Cornish College of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Composition and Performance (1982). Powers studied under composers Gil Evans and Sam Rivers, bassist Gary Peacock, pianist Art Lande, and trombonist Julian Priester.

Influenced by: Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Charlie Parker, George Benson, Stanley Jordan, Miles Davis, and Kevin Eubanks.

Performed or recorded with: Herbie Hancock, Eddie “Clean Head” Vinson, Lonnie Smith, Ronnie Cuber, Gil Scott Heron, Keiko Matsui, Nancy Wilson, Les McCann, Najee, Tommy Davidson, Dr. Cornel West, the legendary Ray Charles, King Sunny Ade, Diane Schuur, Gladys Knight, Ronny Jordan, Tom Grant, David Benoit, Ernie Watts, the Yellowjackets, Tuck & Patti.

Website: Michael Powers Music Listen: Noidlefrets Show #164 featuring Powers CD "20 Songs for 20 Years".