MICHAEL STONE Since childhood, Michael has been inspired by the repertoire of the American popular songbook-the music of Rodgers and Hart, Arlen, Mercer, Van Heusen and many others. He was artistically captured by how this potent body of music was interpreted by the great song stylists he heard played on his father Steve’s turntable. During his fifteen years as a featured singer with The Shedd Institute’s Oregon Festival of American Music, as well as a regular performer with The Emerald City Jazz Kings, he has had the opportunity to explore this great body of music extensively. A graduate of the UO School of Music, he has performed in various venues in Oregon and New Mexico. Michael resides in Portland, where he operates a personal consulting business specializing in downsizing, design and relocation for retirees. For pleasure, he enjoys landscaping with drought tolerant and native species.