Michael’s saxophone quartet, playing brand new arrangements in the style of Merle Johnston’s Saxophone Quartet from 1929:

With the Shirt Tail Stompers in London, 2018:

With the Vitality Five, recorded in London, April 2017:

Broadcasting live on BBC Radio 3, London, on January 24 2017, with the Vitality Five!

A taste of a great night with the Vitality Five, September 2016:

Thanks to Nicolle Wood, Chicago dancer extraordinaire, for this video – Michael, Leigh Barker and Tom Bartlett sitting in with the incredible ‘Fat Babies’ at the Honky Tonk BBQ in Chicago (Sunday 26 July 2015):

Some videos from a Classic Jazz Concert in Sassenheim, Holland on 31 October 2015, featuring Mauro Porro (Italy), Spats Langham (UK), Joep Lumey (NL) and Nick Ward (UK):

Every Evenin’:

Let Me Call You Sweetheart:

Travelin’ All Alone:

Chicago Rhythm:


Here’s a complete set led by Michael from the Mike Durham Classic Jazz Party, Whitley Bay UK (Saturday 7 November 2015) – paying tribute to the black bands of New Orleans in the 1920s:


Here’s a video of Michael with colleagues Andy Schumm on piano and Josh Duffee on drums, playing ‘The Baltimore’ at Putnam Museum, Davenport, Iowa (30 July 2015). That’s Bix Beiderbecke’s cornet sitting on top of the piano! Thanks to Jason Downes for recording this one:


Click here for some videos recorded during the Hot Jazz Alliance’s tour of Australia in 2014. 


Playing clarinet with ‘Ultrafox’ in 2013:


Leading an international all-star lineup at Whitley Bay Jazz Party in 2012:


Playing soprano sax with Barry Wratten’s band in 2012:


Two clips from Whitley Bay in 2012, playing alto sax with Andy Schumm’s band:



Touring Australia with the Hot Jazz Alliance in 2011:


An unforgettable night at Stampen in Sweden, during the Red Hot Rhythmakers 2008 Europe tour: