Michael’s shows are always exciting, energetic performances that have something for everyone. Whether Shirtz is behind the piano with his quartet, or fronting a group as singer and entertainer; he captures his audiences and holds them through the songs, the stories, and ultimately, his musicianship. Shirtz performs regularly in concert settings, cabaret shows, jazz clubs, festivals, and private programs. Look at these themed programs when you consider booking Michael Shirtz to perform for you!
AMERICA, OUR WAY: An American Songbook Story
Michael Shirtz's AMERICA, OUR WAY: An American Songbook Story features highlights and tributes of the great composers and legendary performers that define the landscapes of America's entertainment industry in the 20th Century. From the music of Irving Berlin and Gershwin, through the struggles of the Great Depression and World War II, up through the sounds of Rock n' Roll and the Singer & Songwriters era, audience goers will experience a diverse and exciting show celebrating a 100 years in 90 minutes. From the music of the 1930s to the music of today, celebrate AMERICA, Our Way! (Approx: 90 Minutes or two 45 minute sets; this show is also developed for performances/bookings with symphony orchestra.)
Blue Skies (presented by Bignoli Enterprises)
Michael Shirtz shares the music and stories that have influenced him in BLUE SKIES. Based on his album, the show chronicles Shirtz's career as an artist with the music of jazz, the big bands, blues, R&B, and more. Filled with conversations, multimedia, and musical tributes that reach out to all ages highlighting tributes to the Torch Singers, Broadway, and entertainers like Ella, Sinatra, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, and more. Perfect as either a club show or a main stage act. Features the Michael Shirtz Quartet and special guests. (Approx: 75-90 minutes length)
An Evening with Michael Shirtz
This program presents new interpretations and arrangements of the Great American Songbook, traditional jazz standards, and performances of Michael's compositions. Special highlights focus on conversations between songs and Shirtz’s duets showcasing the members of the band. Pending the venue and location, special guests may join Michael in performance. Perfect as either a club show, main stage act, or with symphony or pops orchestras. (Approx: 75-90 minutes or length by request).
In Finding Faith
This new show pays tribute to great hymns of faith and songs of inspiration. A spiritual program, IN FINDING FAITH tells Michael's story of overcoming life's challenges and shares stories of faith, humanity and strength of the human spirit. From family to friends, to building sense of purpose, IN FINDING FAITH is an incredible show that is perfect for churches and religious organizations. Show can be performed with choir or praise bands. IN FINDING FAITH premiered in Fort Myers, Florida on March 17, 2017 and will begin bookings for 2018. (Approx: 75-90 minutes or two 45 minute sets)
Michael Shirtz's shows and performances are booked through OCM Productions, LLC and Shafer Management, Inc.