Michael fell in love with NAMBA performing Arts Space in downtown Ventura soon after moving to the community three years ago. He has attended many shows there and has participated in multiple workshops and open mics and is excited to have this release party at NAMBA.
Joining Michael will be Jodi Farrell on vocals, George Friedenthal on keyboards, Maitland Ward on guitar, Mychal Lomas on bass, and Eje Lynne-Jacobs on percussion.
About the artist
Michael Henszey forged his music career in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his early years, a recording studio that he co-owned and managed pulled in top-tier clients (e.g. Cheap Trick, Talking Heads – Jerry Harison). He also produced music for advertising clients such as Lego, Home Depot, and Cartoon Network. As a singer/songwriter, he’s released five albums, performed widely, and collaborated and recorded with many accomplished musicians such as Daxx Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Tim Smith (Sheryl Crow), Willy Porter, Daryl Stuermer (Genesis), Billy ‘The Buddha’ Dickens (Aretha Franklin), and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish). Michael is currently performing in a duo with keyboardist, George Freidenthal, in Ventura and Santa Barbara. He is also the music director for the Ventura Chapter of national female-led showcase, Chick Singer Night.
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