Michael Feinstein

Biography

Born: 1956; Columbus, OH  
Michael Feinstein was born in Columbus, OH, and developed an interest in the piano and in show music at an early age. After moving with his family to Los Angeles in 1976, he met Oscar Levant's widow, who in turn introduced him to Ira Gershwin. He was hired by Gershwin in 1977 to help organize The Gershwin archives, and continued to work with the lyricist until Gershwin's death in 1983.

In 1984, Feinstein launched a career as a pianist and
Read more singer devoted to the music of the '30s and '40s, playing at private parties in the Los Angeles area. He had a seven-month residence at the Mondrian Hotel, during which Liza Minnelli threw a party in his honor (February 1985) that got his name around. In January 1986, he opened at the Algonquin Hotel in New York, where a six-week engagement stretched to 16 weeks.

Feinstein's debut album, Live at the Algonquin, mixed the songs of Irving Berlin and Oscar Levant with more current material by Stephen Sondheim and Gretchen Cryer. By 1988 he had been signed to Elektra Records, for whom he has recorded a series of albums spotlighting the work of specific composers, among them 1998's Michael & George: Feinstein Sings Gershwin, as well as a children's album. Read less
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  • 1.
    Musical Gifts / Joshua Bell & Friends
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 374318 Release Date: 10/15/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Walter Kent,  Jule Styne,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Joshua Bell,  Alison Krauss,  Chick Corea,  Frankie Moreno  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Straight No Chaser,  Young People's Chorus of New York City
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    We Dreamed These Days
    Label: Duckhole Records   Catalog: 3194 Release Date: 06/21/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michel Legrand,  Lionel Bart,  Michael Feinstein,  Leslie Bricusse  ... 
    Performer:  Gary Walters,  Michael Feinstein,  Mark Vinci,  Albie Berk  ... 
    Conductor:  David Bowden
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    Cole Porter: Centennial Gala Concert
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 75277 Release Date: 03/10/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Cole Porter
    Performer:  Dolores Gray,  Sammy Cahn,  Steve Barton,  Van Johnson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cole Porter Orchestra
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