Michael Irish

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MICHAEL IRISH, Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan Tech University, has a broad background in Jazz Studies as an educator and performer. He holds a B.M.E. from Northern Michigan University and an M.M.E. from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point with a thesis in Jazz Studies. Prior to his appointment at Michigan Tech in 1991, Mr. Irish taught in the Wisconsin Public Schools and for 8 years was the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. He is the recipient of the Michigan Tech Distinguised Teacher Award for 2001.

As a jazz guitarist, Mr. Irish has performed with Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Dizzy Gillespie, Byron Stripling, Bobby Shew, Rob McConnell, Don Ellis, Frank Wess, Steve Houghton, Don Shelton, Harold Jones, Lyle Mays, Frank Mantooth, Dave Samuels, Wendell Harrison, Harold McKinney, and Eddie Russ, among others. In the area of popular music, he has worked with Bob Hope, Robert Goulet, Rich Little, Carol Lawrence, Jeannie C. Riley, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bobby Vinton. In 1997 and 1998, he was a guitarist/mandolinist for the national touring companies of "Fiddler On The Roof" and "BIG".

Mr. Irish is also an active jazz adjudicator/clinician, composes and arranges for both large and small jazz ensembles, and has studied jazz arranging and composition with Dick Grove, Frank Mantooth, and Matt Harris. He is a longtime member of the International Association of Jazz Educators and in 1985 received the first National Band Association Outstanding Jazz Educator Award. In 1992, he received one of 6 National Merit Awards from the American College Theater Festival for his 25 original compositions for the blues musical, The Blue Psalms. Two of his arrangements are featured on the MTU jazz CD entitled Tech Jazz and Mr. Irish has contributed 7 of his original compositions to the Jaztec CD Watch Your Step.


Title Genre Level Price
$2.51 in Minor Change Jazz Combo INT $20.00
251 Salsa Avenue Jazz Combo INT $20.00
4 Star Major Jazz Combo EASY $20.00
A Minor Major Mystery Jazz Combo INT $20.00
Altered Reality Jazz Combo INT/ADV $20.00
Blue Luther Jazz Combo INT $30.00
Blue Luther (Little Big Band Version) Little Big Band INT $45.00
Bossa Del Sol Jazz Combo EAS/INT $30.00
Bossa Del Sol (Little Big Band Version) Little Big Band INT $45.00
Count Basic Jazz Ensemble INT $60.00
Delinquency Of Minors Jazz Combo INT $20.00
Dominant And Disciplined Jazz Combo EASY $20.00
Grover Jazz Combo INT $15.00
Grover (Little Big Band Version) Little Big Band INT $45.00
I Beg Your Partido Jazz Combo INT $12.00
I Beg Your Partido (Little Big Band Version) Little Big Band INT $45.00
Jamaican Blue Jazz Combo INT $15.00
Jamaican Blue (Little Big Band Version) Little Big Band INT $45.00
Latin Jazz Patterns Jazz Combo INT $15.00
Lester Likes It Jazz Ensemble INT $55.00
Lester Likes It (Combo version) Jazz Combo EAS/INT $30.00
Lester Likes It (Little Big Band Version) Little Big Band INT $45.00
Locrian Dreams Jazz Combo INT $20.00
Nebula Jazz Ensemble INT $55.00
Nukin At Jukes Jazz Ensemble INT $60.00
Random Access Jazz Combo INT $20.00
Shell Game Jazz Combo EAS/INT $30.00
Shuffle Em Again Jazz Combo EAS/INT $20.00
Ten Jazz Chorales Jazz Ensemble EAS/INT $150.00

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