Michael Blake
Composer Musician


Contrasts in Individualism premiere receives rave review!

Check out the review in the Huffington Post.

Upcoming Gigs

Playing around NYC

"Party Hard for Scotty Hard" released

Check out the benefit track Michael produced for his friend Scott Harding (aka Scotty Hard) featuring John Medeski, Steven Bernstein, Marcus Rojas, David Tronzo, Teddy Kumpel and more!

2001 quartet CD "Elevated" is now available as a download

Get it direct from Michael on Bandcamp

Michael receives Doris Duke grant

"Contrasts in Individualism" by Michael Blake has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America's 2013 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Michael will be composing "Contrasts in Individualism" for his band World Time Zone plus special guest pianist Frank Kimbrough. The work will premiere in 2014.


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Updated : 05 02 2014