Guitarist / Composer / Producer
Michael Reese is an extraordinarily gifted guitarist, composer and producer, playing a Fender Stratocastor guitar as an Official Fender Endorsee sponsored by Fender Musical Instruments Inc. His adventurous spirit and dedication to continuous experimentation have allowed him to uncover a whole new world of sounds, while simultaneously achieving mastery of the classic styles of many of the greatest guitarists the world has ever known. Michael’s highly creative use of effects helps him to shape sounds into entirely new dimensions for the guitar, giving him a trademark sound that is unique and instantly recognizable. If it can be done on an electric guitar, it’s a pretty safe bet that Michael Reese has done it and doing it.
Michael’s talents have not gone unnoticed among his peers and has received many awards and accolades throughout his career. In 1995 he achieved coveted and prestigious recognition by the L.A. Music Awards both in categories of “ Best Guitarist Of The Year ” as well as “ Best Produced CD Of The Year ”. His CD Release “ Dodging The Dream Killers ” , produced with legendary Santana drummer Michael Shrieve, was selected as “ One Of The Years Ten Best ” by Jazz Central Station. He has extensive film credits that include feature film scores, several Discovery Channel documentaries, nationally syndicated television commercials.
Michael’s own recordings / productions are at once lush and musically fascinating but always clean, uncluttered, and very much to the point. Utilizing the latest in state-of- the-art technology with an organically “ old-school ” sensibility, he produces music that is fresh, challenging, and entirely listenable, time and again. But it is perhaps in the live music arena where Michael’s light shines most brightly. He has shared the stage with countless musical greats such as Mick Fleetwood ( Fleetwood Mac ), Keith Emerson ( Emerson, Lake & Palmer ), Robben Ford, Johnny & Edgar Winter, Mitch Mitchell ( Jimi Hendrix Experience ) and many more. From Stage to studio, Michael Reese continues to surprise and delight audiences and listeners with his incredible level of craftsmanship and boundless creativity on the electric guitar. His humble integrity and deep spirituality shine through his music as we look forward to the great things surely still to come from the man and his instrument.