Michael’s latest album, in partnership with guitarist Curtis Volp:

Michael is also featured on the following albums, recorded in 2020:

Michael features on the Vitality Five’s 2018 album:

Michael’s trio album from 2017:

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’

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 his own ‘Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers’ and ‘Michael McQuaid’s Late Hour Boys’.