The Vitality Five’s e-78 project

Michael appears on all of the Vitality Five’s exciting monthly ‘e-78’ releases, available on iTunes, Spotify and other major music platforms.

Michael’s brand new trio album is now available!

Recorded in London in January 2017, ‘Diaspora’ features Michael with London-based US pianist Andrew Oliver and British drummer Nicholas D. Ball. The album is available to purchase and/or download from Bandcamp and CD Baby. Check it out below and then support Michael by buying a copy!

As featured on ‘Jazz Lives’ and ‘Hey Mister Jesse’


Here’s the debut album of the international band the ‘Vitality Five’, with an all star lineup from three corners of the globe! Michael appears on this album with his London-based friends. Released in 2016.



Released in June 2015, the Hot Jazz Alliance’s album ‘Bandstand Diplomacy’ is now available via Bandcamp:

Check out for one of Michael’s career highlights – recording with the Keith Nichols/Josh Duffee International Jazz Orchestra in 2012.

The album’s also available on iTunes at



Michael also appears on gypsy jazz band Ultrafox’s 2014 album:


This album by the Sweet Lowdowns, a quartet including Michael and three of his longtime friends, won the 2008 Bell Award for Classic Jazz Album of the Year:


And here’s the Sweet Lowdowns’ debut album, now out of print but still available on Bandcamp:

Michael has also recorded with a variety of other groups, including:

  • Black Mountain Jazz Band
  • Eric Holroyd’s Five Pennies
  • Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers
  • Michael McQuaid’s Late Hour Boys
  • Liam O’Connell’s Good Gosh
  • Allan Browne