Michael Feinstein

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtrack Vocals Vocal
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Jay Feinstein, 7 September 1956, Columbus, Ohio, USA. A singer, pianist and musical archivist, Feinstein was a boy prodigy, able to play all manner of show tunes by ear. His mother was an amateur tap dancer and his father a singer and sales executive. After attending high school in Columbus he worked as a piano salesman in California, where he discovered some rare acetate recordings by Oscar Levant. He returned them to the actor/pianist’s widow, who secured him a job as archivist and personal assistant to two of popular music’s all-time great songwriters, Ira Gershwin and Harry Warren. In the late 70s and early 80s, as well as cataloguing their material, Feinstein unearthed several alternative Gershwin lyrics that had never been printed. Through Gershwin he met the lyricist’s god daughter, Liza Minnelli, and she opened a great many showbusiness doors for him. He also served as her accompanist, and played for other artists such as Rosemary...

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