Biography

Michael Aingel  grew up in the era of Rock n Roll but while his friends were Doo Whopping on the street corners of Queens, New York Michael was singing the swinging music of Cole Porter, the Gershwin’s, Harold Arlin, Jimmy Van Heusen, Rod McKuen, Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne to name a few.

Performing since his teens, Michael was active in the New York Jazz scene during the 60’s & worked with Jazz & Be Bop legend & pioneer of modern jazz, trumpeter/ composer Howard “the Lip” McGhee, Joe Roland of the George Sheering Quintet, and the Jive Bombers and credits Harry David Snow, Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett as his greatest vocal influences.

During that time Michael performed as the male lead with the original “Jazz Vespers”, a concept worship service created by world famous Pastor John Gensel fondly known as the “patron saint of jazz”.  Jazz Vespers served as an outreach ministry to the jazz community whose membership included famous jazz greats Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Erroll Garner, Howard McGhee, and Joe Roland.

More recently, Michael has been performing in his own show, “Remember When” where fans of Ol' Blue Eyes are treated to a solid selection of big city fare such as "Come Fly with Me", "My Kind of Town," "Fly Me to the Moon" and, of course, "I Get A Kick Out of You."  Michael does not pretend to be another Sinatra copy cat but does it his way, which he regards as perfectly Frank-- thus, the torch is passed to a new generation.  Michael has performed as a guest artist in venues from coast to coast.

Michael is currently a recording artist for Music Minus One, Inc. and Pocket Songs.  One of his fondest remembrances is meeting the Chairman of the Board at a private party held in the original Playboy Mansion in Chicago.

 

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