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Phoebe Snow passed today (4/26/11). She will be forever in my heart. Really moving segment from CBS Sunday Morning: It is the untold story of Phoebe Snow; about a tragic medical mistake that changed Phoebe's life and the loyal...
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About me:

 

www.MakinMusicNY.com

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. Here's a little information about me...

I am a former Operations Manager, Engineer, Safety Director, and Adjunct Professor. Today I am the Music Director of WFDU-FM's "Music America" programming, run the Music Community at www.MakinMusicNY.com, produce Nikki Armstrong's radio show on NYC area's WFDU, freelance consultant, telecommunications consultant, publicist, and booking manager .

My Favorite Music:
Since this is a social network, and the question is usually asked, here goes:
If it's good music, I don't care about the genre.
I have a very diverse music collection, but favor music with meter and melody. I listen to everything from Monk to Muddy to the Meters to Mozart & everything in between.

Education:
Wagner College - Staten Island, NY
MBA - Business Administration - 2000

George Washington University - Washington,DC
Master’s Certificate in Project Management - 1999

Polytechnic University - Hawthorne, NY
MS - Telecommunications & Computing Management - 1995

Cuny Bernard M Baruch College - New York, NY
BBA - Human Resource Management / Psychology - 1974

You can find me here:

www.MakinMusicNY.com
http://facebook.com/MakinMusicNY

 

 

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Jazz pianist George Shearing dies at 91

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 6:01pm 0 Comments


George Shearing, the jovial jazz pianist who wrote the standard "Lullaby of…

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Fun Drive Time at WFDU FM

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 12:30am 1 Comment

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Aretha Update

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Speculation has run rampant about the nature of Aretha Franklin's recent illness, which…

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Musicians Talk B.B. King: Royalty Arrives At The Wellmont

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 4:26pm 0 Comments

Carol Selman, wife of member and jazz guitarist Bob DeVos, wrote this article about the legendary BB King prior to his appearance at the well month… Continue
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News at Louis Armstrong House Museum

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When you think of American music, particularly jazz, the first thing that usually comes to mind is Louis Armstrong.  Known…

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Let's Say Thanks

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 1:56pm 0 Comments

Let's Say Thanks

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The mission of Let's Say Thanks is to provide a way for individuals across the country to recognize U.S. troops stationed overseas. By submitting a message through this site you have the opportunity to send a free personalized postcard greeting to deployed servicemen…

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Billy Gibson - The Prince of Beale Street

Posted on September 5, 2010 at 7:03pm 0 Comments

Billy Gibson - Live at the North Atlantic Blues Festival
By Georgetown Fats
July 2008

My first exposure to the Billy Gibson Band was when my editor sent along a copy of Live at the Rum Boogie Café. The…

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At 10:17pm on April 11, 2011, I Want 2B Famous...IW2BF said…

Hey Mike,

Just had to enjoy this 90 degree day here in Central Jersey. Just got your friend request. Hope you enjoyed the day as well.

At 1:28pm on April 5, 2011, Bill Warfield said…

Thanks for the nice words Mike. We all need to support each other. Unfortunately I don't have the opportunity to spend much tome on the computer but I dig the site.

 

At 11:32am on March 16, 2011, Forrest ("Frosty") Lawson said…
Thanks Mike.  No doubt I will be seeking your expertise in the very near future.  I love the setup of the site.
At 1:16pm on March 10, 2011, Steve Lucas said…
Looking forward to Friday's lineup.
At 12:47pm on March 10, 2011, Thino Cacciolo said…
Thanks Mike. I FB'd you with my mobile number. I am finishing up legal issues with my talent site and wanted to share the concept with you. Look forward to your call.
At 1:49am on March 10, 2011, Steve Lucas said…
Mike, good hang at "The Nest" tonight. Thanks for the chat. See ya soon!
At 3:17pm on February 28, 2011, Joani Taylor said…

It's a pleasure to be here and to meet you. I look forward to stopping by often and making my contribution.

 

Cheers,

Joani

At 10:03am on January 15, 2011, Rick Britto said…

Hi Mike,

 

Thanks for your friendship and for listening to my music!

 

my best,

Rick

 

At 10:34pm on December 29, 2010, David Catalano said…
Hey Mike!  Thanks for the welcome. You guys sure have a lot going on. It may take some time but I'll learn the ropes slowly. Right now I'm still writing songs but I'll be along. Thanks again...David
At 2:53pm on December 14, 2010, Pam Purvis said…

Thanks Michael, It was good to meet you at Skipper's last night. Loved Morrie's playing. I'll be performing at The Priory this coming Friday the 17th starting at 7PM. If you're in the area would love to see you.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I was just on your site and Bonnie Raitt was singing In the Mood for Love. Wonderful.

Pam

 
 
 

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