Michael C. Jennings
Trombonist who grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Michael began playing the trombone at age 10 and developed his early musical skills playing with local bands, one of which included Charles "Charlie" Wilson of the Gap Band. In the '70s, Michael performed with and sharpened his vocal skills with Vesta Williams, in a local band called, Twenty-First Century Flash. As a recording artist in the 1980s, he gained experience performing and recording with artists such as Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner of the Ohio Players, and subsequently Roger Troutman of Zapp Featuring Roger, two Ohio-based bands. During the period of 1979 to 1983, Michael toured with several acts. Some of these artists included: Cameo, New Edition, The Gap Band, Midnight Star, Kool and the Gang, Slave, BT Express and Con Funk Shun. With the track record and experience gained from his association with working for these various recording artists, Michael is currently marketing his talents as a songwriter. The Michael C. Jennings Project was formed in 2004 as an on-going collaborative effort for the production of Jazz, Jazz Fusion, R&B, Pop and Hip-Hop styles. Through its production house, MiJen Productions, the Michael C. Jennings Project seeks music and lyric production and collaborations with singers and bands in today's music industry.