Bassist Michael Manson releases Up Front CD and signs with C Sharp Consulting, Ltd

Michael Manson

C Sharp Consulting, Ltd. announces the addition of recording artist Michael Manson to its roster of clients, as he releases his third CD, 'Up Front', January 22, 2008. Additionally, C Sharp announces the addition of Steve Stiles-Kames as a partner in the organization where he will share in the co-management responsibilities' of Michael Manson as well as oversee the newly created booking agency division of the company.

About Michael Manson:

A native of Chicago, IL, Michael Manson joined City Lights and began performing regularly on Chicago's jazz circuit in the late 80s. In the mid-90s, Manson joined Brian Culbertson in support of the City Lights CD (Long Night Out) and continued to play the Chicago jazz scene with band mate Steve Cole. An invitation to play the Montreux Casino Lights Festival in 1999 would put Manson on the road to national notoriety. Sharing the stage with the likes of Boney James, George Duke and Kirk Whalum at this festival led to connections that blossomed into a spot performing on the Montreux Jazz Tour. Since that time, the bassist has rapidly emerged as one of the new stars of contemporary jazz displaying his remarkable dexterity and command of the 5-string and piccolo basses.

Michael displays his remarkable gift of musical versatility, passion and precision both in concert and on recordings. As a producer/composer he penned his first Top 10 hit "Outer Drive," followed by the R&R charting track "Just Feelin' It" and most recently, the Top 20 "Coming Right At Ya." With both unrelenting power and laid-back grace, the recording artists' third CD entitled 'Up Front' will be available January 22nd and will be released under the quickly expanding Nu Groove Records label. Guest artists on the new CD include; Norman Brown, Steve Cole, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber, Najee and Paul Jackson Jr.

Regarding the release of 'Up Front', Manson said,

"In the making Up Front were moments of great joy, extreme focus, and some very exciting performances. We've taken some artistic license and "jammed" a little more on this project. I've made some new friends who have shared their gifts and old friends who chimed in as well. I'm very excited to share this with the people who love music. Enjoy."

"I wish I could turn on the radio today and find a station that can guarantee all their music will sound as good as Michael Manson's." - Pop Matters

"...he has moved persistently from strength to strength, one association leading inevitably to another in a career that has brought him front and center with the most esteemed names in jazz, gospel, R&B, pop and rock." - Echo Smooth Jazz

For additional information visit:

C Sharp Consulting, Ltd.

Michael Manson Official Website

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