Michael Turner is a multitalented musician, vocalist, and certified instrumental and vocal instructor. Michael plays and sings Gospel, R&B, jazz, funk, and blues. Michael’s musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Prince, Ray Charles, Bill Withers, Ottis Redding, Nat Cole, Gregory Porter, and BB King.
Michael performs regularly in churches, restaurants, clubs, festivals and a variety of corporate venues. He performs with his own band, Michael Turner & Company, along with other artists and bands throughout the Bay Area. Michael sings and plays regularly as a solo artist at John’s Grill in San Francisco. With his band, he performs at Savanna Jazz in San Carlos and Piacere Restaurant in San Carlos. Other venues include Iron Gate Restaurant in Belmont Ca., Malone’s Grill in Scott’s Valley CA, JJ’s Lounge in San Jose CA and Chibo Restaurant in Monterey, Ca. Michael is the lead vocalist for the Big O Band of Oakland, a group of teachers who come together to perform to raise money for their school district. The band has played at Yoshi’s in Oakland and has performed at the Art and Soul Festival in Oakland.
Michael is a member of the Silicon Valley Blues Society and he lives in East Palo Alto.