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Michael Winkle

Michael Winkle

Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Easy Listening Portland, OR  US
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Fool On The Hill
Fool On The Hill
The Only Dream (that ever mattered)
The Only Dream (that ever mattered)
The Only Dream (that ever mattered)
The Only Dream (that ever mattered)
The Only Dream (that ever mattered)
The Only Dream (that ever mattered)


The Good Life


  • 2014

    Apr 5

    Hillsboro, OR, US | 6:30pm

    Sat. 4/5/14 at Orenco Station 6195 NE Cornell Rd. W/Chuck Everett & Craig Snazzelle Hillsboro, OR 97124 (503) 844-9119 6:30-9:00 www.orencostationgrill.com

  • 2013

    Jun 27

    Milwaukie, OR, US | 7:00pm

    Hello Music Lovers, I am pleased to announce that I am singing with The Chuck Everett Trio on Thursday 6/27 at the Mecca of Jazz and wine culture that is Arrivederci in Milwaukie. I will be joined by Chuck Everett who is for my money, one the most versatile guitarists you will hear, the great Joe Millward on piano and bass (how does he do that?!) and the wonderful Ward Griffith on drums. The fun starts at 7:00 sharp(ish) and we play untill 10:00. Arrivederci is simply one of the best places in our area to hang out and listen to live music. Great staff, great food, wine selection off the charts and my favorite beer! This will be fun and you don't want to be left out. Seriously, you don't want to miss this! In all honesty, this could be one of the best shows of the year. I'll be candid, you will be sorry should you forgo this opportunity to see arguably one of the greatest collection of talent ever assembled in one place. Hype, err, hope I didn't lay it on too thick. See you Thursday! Warm Regards, Mike Winkle Arrivederci 17023 SE McLoughlin Blvd Milwaukie, OR 97267 (503) 659-1143 www.arrivederciwine.com www.michaelwinkle.com

  • 2013

    May 18

    West Linn, OREGO, US | 8:00pm

    Five O Three is a wonderful restaurant and live music venue. High end menu with amazing wine options! Joe Millward is one of my favorite musicians to work with and we always have fun! Drop by and check us out!

  • 2013

    May 9

    Milwaukie, OR, US | 7:00pm

    Cool venue for live music. Great food, massive wine selection, full bar and nice beer options too! Chuck Everett is arguably one of the most versatile guitarists in our area and Craig Snazzelle and Ward Griffith are serious players in their own right. I am honored to get to sing with these folks! We have played together a bit now and it shows! Arrivederci 17023 SE McLoughlin Blvd Milwaukie, OR 97267 (503) 659-1143

  • 2013

    Apr 13

    Milwaukie, OR, US | 7:30am

    Just a wonderful venue for live music, food and drink. The band is great and we sound really good together! 17025 SE McGloughlin Blvd. Milwaukie, Oregon 97267 503-659-1143 Suggest reservations http://www.arrivederciwine.com


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    Stumbled on this page. Really loved the music here.
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    Rich Pulin Musical Family
    MICHAEL, If you're still reading, you must be serious about your career? If that's the case, WHAT are you doing to insure that music fans, worldwide, are getting to hear you?? EVERY DAY! ALL DAY LONG!! Signing up and joining web pages? That's about 10% of the battle! If you're not blasting your music throughout the universe on INTERNET RADIO, you're missing the boat! As soon as I realized this fact and began broadcasting our LIVE program, 'Pulin 4 Jazz' last October, mp3 and cd sales went through the roof! STOP fooling yourself! Internet web pages DO NOT get the job done by themselves! If you're SERIOUS about a career in music, help is a phone call away! Contact us today, and let us help you gain instant worldwide recognition! REACH 196 COUNTRIES LIVE & IN REAL TIME!" Very Kindly Yours, Reverbnation Members Since 2011 Rich Pulin Musical Family, & The Early Childhood Music EducationFoundation www.theearlychidhoodmusiceducationfoundation.org www.reverbnation.com/richpulinmusicalfamily PS: THE WAY I SEE IT, YOU HAVE A PILE OF MONEY ($$$$) WAITING ON THE TABLE, IF YOU WANT IT, WE CAN HELP! 1-702-912-6210
  • Anita Brown (Artist)
    Anita Brown
    I love all the ins and outs and ups and downs in your ever so soulful voice. Awesome energy!!
  • AWE.SOME (Artist)
    Great music, Michael!:))) Stay unique as you are and sincere in what you do! Cheers!:)))
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    Rock of Ages
    Heard you here, became a fan and liked your Facebook. Follow us on @martzician to receive daily tweets of classic rock trivia! #RockTrivia
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    Judith Miller Band
    cool doogies, I'm a fan now...919


  • "This Dance" CD photo
  • Chillin' at Chelan with my band Summer 2012.
  • Cathedral Park Jazz Festival  Portland 2011


Sounds Like: Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Jack Jones

Label: None

Manager: Self

Bio: “Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, I was exposed to an amazing variety of music that influenced me and inspires me to this day.”

“Early on, I was absolutely knocked out by many of the British bands, particularly Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Animals, The Zombies, The Hollies, a...See Full Bio

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““It's always tempting when hearing singers to play the "sounds like" game. I know I caught echoes of Bobby Darin, Mel Torme, Sinatra, and Jack Jones. Nobody grows up in a vacuum: if we're alive, we absorb things. But what struck me about Mike Winkle is that - at this juncture in a career that has included forays in and out of various musical genres - he's a genuinely accomplished jazz vocalist with a voice all his own.” Excerpt from performance review at Jimmy Mak’s Portland, Oregon”

— Bernie Knab, Oregon Jazz Scene

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Q: Just curious who makes up your tasty backup band.

A: Hi Nancy, The guys whom I play with the most are pianists Joe Millward, George Mitchell , Gordon Lee and Tony Pacini. A lot depends on who is available when the gigs come in. On Bass, I like Craig Snazzelle, Dave Captein, Dennis Caiazza and Scott Steed, when he is in town. On drums, Ron Steen, Tim Rap, Marty Higgins and Dave Averre. Horn players, Paul Mazzio on trumpet/flugelhorn, Dan Schauffler, Marc Hutchinson, Renato Caranto on tenor. There are so many great musicians in town and hard to go wrong. For me it is more about familiarity and comfort level.Hope you are doing well!

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