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Michael has been the trumpeter/arranger for rock legends Steely Dan since 1996, including 2000's 4x Grammy winning Album of the Year "Two Against Nature" on which he was also a featured soloist, arranger and conductor. Michael performed on Mark Ronson’s record breaking smash hit “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars, which won the 2016 Record of the year Grammy and the 2015 BRIT award for British Single of the Year. Michael played the featured trumpet solos on Baz Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed Netflix series The Get Down and was a regular member of the Antibalas Orchestra in Bill T. Jones’ Tony nominated FELA on Broadway. Michael has been recorded on more than 250 albums/soundtracks and is frequently featured as a guest with Questlove and the Roots on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.