Close to You
While Mike was developing his musical skills he was inspired to become a singer, songwriter, musician and producer. He joined Songwriters Association of Washington, Washington Area Music Association, and became a member of BMI. Over the years Mike had performed with various progressive jazz and R&B musicians throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. He had also written, produced and recorded songs for other local artist. He loved performing live and had the opportunity to do so at venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, DAR Constitution Hall, National Shrine, Howard University's Blackburn Center and Crampton Auditorium. When Mike was not performing on stage, he devoted his time to songwriting where he skills did not go unrecognized as he received awards from the Billboard Songwriting Contest and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Also his songs had been featured on various local radio broadcast stations. Unfortunately Mike passed away on May 29, 2010 but his memory will live on through his greatest passion in life...........his love for music. Regina 'Jeannie' Jones.