Michael Rinearson born a native Southern Californian has been playing drums since the age of nine years old. He has studied with studio icon Joe Porcaro and his greatest technique influence Richard (Dick) Wilson. Michael has played a variety of musical situations and with some of the greatest musicians throughout his career. He is versatile in a wide range of musical styles and is known for his solid dynamic approach to music. Michael’s career has taken him around the world several times, performing with a variety of artist and groups, he has been to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, South Africa and to the Orient. He has had the honor of performing at the Kennedy Center with the Washington D.C. Philharmonic and has had the privilege of touring with jazz legend, Maynard Ferguson.
ARTISTS MICHAEL HAS PLAYED WITH....
Maynard Ferguson / recording artist / producer
Michael Sembello / recording artist / producer
Red Bone / recording group
JJ Jackson / recording artist
Flavia DeMallow / recording artist
Kevin Moore / recording artist
Coco Montoya / recording artist
Jose LOBO Ramirez / recording artist
And many more……….
At the present Michael resides in the Los Angeles free-lancing, recording, live performances, touring and teaching. Michael is endorsed by Pork Pie Percussion and Soultone cymbals.
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