Michael Guy is an American Composer, currently living in Florida. Born in 1954 in New York, he lived and worked in New York City during the 80's including a short time in music publishing with WarnerBrothers. He currently has jazz/new age CDs on the independent market at CDbaby and Amazon.
He came to music at the late age of 18. Soon in college, he was avidly studying theory and piano, enough so that when he transferred to 4-year college he was able to enroll in the undergraduate music degree. By 1984, he was playing his original jazz/new age music and in the summer of '84 attended an artist’s community in Massachusetts to give his first solo concert.
His life changed in 1985 when he had to go on kidney dialysis and leave New York City to live near his retired parents in Florida. He had a kidney transplant in 1990. He began a private study of orchestration in the years after that and continued his keyboard work moving into the digital realm in 1993. He privately recorded his first full orchestral piece the "Symphony on Native American Themes" (1995-99) He calls his publishing imprints JzCDz & AllegroVivo.
Michael Guy has played piano & composed for over 35 years; he was diagnosed with “Alports Disease” as the genetic source of his kidney failure, which causes increasing genetic hearing loss. He has less than 50% hearing left yet continues to compose record and play piano. His first String Quartet (S.Q. Blue) and his Symphony ONE (actually his third written symphony) will be self-published in 2012. Please see his JzCDz.com storefront hosted by Lulu.com for information on these serious compositions, and his personal website @ http://www.jzcdz.com/
Meanwhile he continues to record and self-publish amazing Jazz/New Age CDs of all original compositions, as well as publishing his 3 piano sonatas, a violin sonata and another quartet. He is eagerly seeking support & backing to publish his finished SYMPHONY ONE and to attain an eventual performance & recording. PLEASE contact him at:
His personal website:
http://www. Download mp3 & Previews of his music at:
And his Scores can be previewed & purchased at his Lulu hosted Storefront at JzCDz.com