a professional arranger, composer, producer and performer.
His Smooth Jazz CD
released in the Summer of 2004, is a beautiful example of
Michael’s brilliant mastery of writing, performance, and production. He has
previously contributed his talents to
national television productions including Charles Schulz's Girl in the Red Truck on
CBS television and Black Notions on PBS. As co-owner of B & B Records with
popular west coast alto sax player
Michael Bolivar, he wrote, arranged, produced and performed on Bolivar's CDs
You Touch My Heart and In the City.
performed with renowned jazz artists Joe Williams, Steve Allen, Ritchie
Cole, Jackie King and others. His group One Over One Equals One was a
finalist at the prestigious Notre Dame Jazz Festival, and he has played
several jazz festivals throughout his career. As a highly accomplished
he played on numerous CDs including, Jim Boggio’s Accordion To the Blues,
Debbie Voltura’s Who's In The Way But Me, and also performed in the United
Artists feature film Smile.
Michael earned a BA in Music Composition from San Jose State University and
went on to postgraduate studies at the University of Southern California. He
orchestration and composition in Hollywood with Pulitzer Prize nominee
Michael now teaches songwriting and computer music production at Santa Rosa
Junior College, north of San Francisco.
Through his production company, Brandeburg Music Productions, Michael
produces community jazz concerts, creates music for film, television, radio,
and multimedia, and furnishes professional arranging, orchestration, directing,
music production, and recording studio services for many northern California
artists. see: Studio
the past seven years, Michael has also produced and performed a very
successful jazz series in the world-renowned wine country of Sonoma County,
California. The eight week series known as
Michael Brandeburg and Friends features top jazz performers from the
San Francisco Bay area, and is held each summer in an outdoor
venue complemented with wine tasting from the region's world famous