Michael Wheeler

Michael Wheeler (Guitar) studied in San Antonio with jazz guitar great Jackie King before going to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Mike later received a Bachelor of Music from the University of St.Thomas, Houston. Well established in the Houston Music scene, Wheeler has worked in clubs, formed jazz groups, and played with most of the major orchestras and performance groups in the Houston area including the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the Theater Under the Stars Orchestra. He has also performed with national institutions such as The Cleveland Orchestra. He has performed with jazz artists such as Clark Terry and Joe Williams. He has also backed up many pop artists such as Willie Nelson, Charlie Pride, Andy Williams, Larry Gatlin, Jennifer Holiday, and John Denver. In addition to leading his own jazz group, he has worked on many projects, including some with alto sax great Jimmy Ford, who was one of his musical mentors. His first CD, Indian Summer, was produced by Willie Nelson and spotlights his guitar style.