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Geno Michaels and Soul City

cme imageFunky and soulful!  From the first note, Geno Michaels & Soul City will have dancers on the floor and keep them there throughout the night! Perfect for your next corporate event, festival or any event where quality music is the essential ingredient!

 

 

GENO MICHAELS & SOUL CITY is an exciting ten piece Pacific Northwest group performing classic Soul and Neo-Soul, R&B, and Funk. The band based in Portland Oregon, has entertained audiences at several Pacific Northwest festivals, special events, and regional clubs.

Portland Oregon Band Geno Michael and Soul City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENO MICHAELS & SOULCITY features: Geno Michaels on keyboards, organ, and vocals, along with lead singers Gigi Wiggins and Michael Baker. The SOULCITY horn section features Eldon Jones and Bryan Dickerson on sax, and Greg Garrett on trumpet. The group's rhythm section is made up of Waldo Wollrabe/AG Donnaloia on guitar, Jon Shaw/Torry Ward on bass, and Ed Pierce/Anthony Jones on drums. James Wimbish performs on vocals and percussion. SOULCITY members have a wealth of expertise in the R&B idiom: individually, the members of the group have opened up shows for the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire; The Temptations; Tower Of Power; Lydia Pense and Cold Blood; and other notable acts.

Geno Michaels, a Portland native, began performing in rock, R&B, soul, and Gospel bands while a teenager. Michaels is an alumni of The University of Portland. His studies were in the fields of communications, arts promotion, and jazz improvisation/arranging. Geno studied jazz piano with Portland greats Pat George, Harry Gillgam, and David Leslie, and also developed his Gospel style while playing at Maranatha Church in Portland. Performing on piano, organ, and keyboards, Mr. Michaels has freelanced extensively, displaying his soulful jazz/R&B infused keyboard chops with Pacific Northwest artists, Lloyd Jones, Kelly Joe Phelps, Paul DeLay, Terry Robb, Norman Sylvester, Linda Horn buckle, Robbie Laws, La Rhonda Steele, Bill Rhodes, Ellen Whyte, Georgene Rice, Tracey Woods, and several others. Geno has also been a member of The Terry Robb Band, a featured keyboardist with Portland's Ocean 503, and has worked with popular Portland groups N' Touch and Rhythm Culture.

Mr. Michaels won a nomination for Jazz Scene musician of the month, awarded by the Jazz Society of Oregon, and also garnered a front page article in the Cascade Blues Associations monthly newspaper, Blues Notes. As a promoter, Mr. Michaels, for five years owned and produced “The Jazz On The Water Festival” held in Newport and Hood River Oregon, presenting celebrated jazz greats Chick Corea, Diana Krall, The Yellowjackets, Charlie Haden, Shirley Horn, Arturo Sandoval, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Hargrove, Jane Monheit, Lee Ritenour, Poncho Sanchez, Kenny Garrett, The New York Voices, Joey DeFrancesco, Kenny Barron, and many others. Mr. Michaels also hosted the “Sunday Night Jazz” show on radio station Q-104 FM in the Columbia Gorge. Geno has worked as a session keyboard artist for Greg Paul Studio in Portland, as well as keyboardist at Falcon Studios for Terry Robb Productions.

Perfect for listening or dancing, GENO MICHAELS & SOULCITY perform classic Soul and Contemporary R&B/funk & Soul Jazz material covering everything from music legends Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, Prince, Michael McDonald, Earth, Wind & Fire, George Duke, to Neo Soul artists like Incognito, Alicia Keys, Soulive, The Brand New Heavies, John Legend, Ledisi, Bruno Mars and beyond! 

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Wedding Services

First Dance Instruction:

For some, dancing is a big part of the wedding reception. However, most people are not blessed with innate dancing skills and therefore could benefit from professional dance instruction. Whether the goal is simply to feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor or to create a one-of-a-kind first dance to impress, we can help. Dance That has on staff, professional dance instructors skilled in Latin, Swing, Ballroom, and various other popular styles. The lessons are affordable and the instructors are patient and very people oriented.

Our dance lessons are a fantastic investment in the overall success of your wedding reception!

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