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BIOGRAPHY

Michael St. John O'Rourke is a versatile musician who has performed in the casinos of Atlantic City, the showrooms of the New York State's Catskill Mountains; Cruise ships of the Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Lines; and many jazz and Blues clubs in New York City and Philadelphia.

Jazz Performance Credits

New York

While living in New York Michael was able to perform with such notable artists in the field of jazz music as:
TRUMPETERS Woody Shaw, Valerie Ponomarev, Scott Wendholt, and Eddie Henderson;
PIANISTS Kenny Barron, Bruce Barth; Keith Saunders and Brad Mehldau;
GUITARISTS John Hart and Joyce Cooling;
SAXOPHONISTS Jed Levy and Patience Higgins.

Venues Performed in: Village Vanguard, Village Gate, West End Cafe and many others

Philadelphia

Presently living in Philadelphia Michael has performed with:
GUITARIST: Jimmy Bruno
SAXOPHONISTS: Bootsie Barnes, Tony Williams, Larry McKenna, and Dennis DiBlasio.
TRUMPETERS: Terrell Stafford and John Swana
PIANISTS: Sid Simmons, Dave Posmontier, and Eddie Green;
VOCALISTS: Evelyn Simms and Dennise Montana
BASSISTS: Gerald Veasley, Chico Huff and Al Stauffer.

Venues performed in: Zanzibar Blue, Chris Jazz Cafe, Ortlieb's Jazz Hause, 23rd st Cafe, Borgia Cafe, Manayunk Brew Company and many others.

Blues Performance Credits

Michael has performed in New Jersey and Philadelphia as a member of the following bands:
GUITARISTS/VOCALISTS Chuck Lambert and Don Evans (Don was a member of the Billy Joel and Eric Burdon Bands)
HARMONICA players Steve Guyger, Carol Moog, Russ Lambert, and Craig Tillman (Blues Mercenaries)

Venues performed in: Warmdaddy's,Twist&Tail and many others

Notable FestivalPerformances

RIVERHEAD BLUES FESTIVAL- (Chuck Lambert Band)
RED BANK JAZZ/BLUES Festival- (Chuck Lambert Band)
FESTIBLU BLUES FESTIVAL - (Chuck Lambert Band)
MONTREMBLANT BLUES FESTIVAL (Carol Moog Band)
COLONIAL THEATRE - (Blues Mercenaries with JOHNNY WINTER))
PHOENIXVILLE BLUES FESTIVAL- (Russ Lambert Band)

Michael St.John O'Rourke Entertainment Private Affairs

Drawing from extensive professional experiences, Michael brings together a network of premier musicians to accommodate a diversity of tastes. The following is a list of some of the clients that have used Michael:

New York
  • American Ballet Theatre at Tavern on the Green in Central Park
  • Channel perfume launch at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center
  • Lilly Pulitzer Grand Opening of their Madison Ave. store
  • Columbia University Facilities Management Dinner
  • Beekman Hotel Penthouse Restaurant

Philadelphia
  • NBC-10 at the Philadelphia Art Museum
  • Mental Health Association of Philadelphia
  • Blue Cross of Pennyslvania
  • Borders Books
  • Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Radnor Hotel
  • Art Forums Gallery
  • First Night Wilmington Delaware

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