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STANLEY — A global entertainer now living in North Dakota, Michael Cartwright will bring his band to Stanley to perform Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Sibyl Center.
Cartwright “Come to the house” in North Dakota after 20 years as a professional musician in Southern California. Although he had never lived in North Dakota before, the lure of being close to his family and a simpler way of life captured his heart.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, which he graduated in 2007. In the years since, he has made a name for himself as a successful artist, conductor and multi-instrumentalist.
His musical interest began as a jazz trumpeter. He joined the performing arts organization The Young Americans (YA’s) when he was 18 and moved from New Mexico to California. Four years have been spent traveling with YAs, performing and promoting the joy of music in schools and theaters around the world.
A skilled trumpeter, Cartwright brings his instrument to life, taking it from a whispering, thoughtful, haunting scream to a powerful, aggressive rhythmic charge. Her voice changes from an energetic and moving serenade to a soft and sensual lullaby. His musical icons that influence his distinctive sound are Miles Davis, Lionel Richie, Harry Connick Jr. and Prince.
He performs worldwide as the leader of Project M, a variety dance group under the direction of the Elan Artists.
The Michael Cartwright Band includes Michael on vocals, trumpet and keyboard, Matt Hornbeck on guitar, Darren King on bass and Jim E. Anderson on drums.
The Sibyl Center is a non-profit organization and has a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Students are always free.