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Musician Close-up: Michael Cartwright

Jazz-pop trumpet player wants new music to reign

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Michael Cartwright has a new album in the works. What can listeners expect? "A live feeling. I use all real musicians in my band and recordings. I truly still believe in the live band."

Singer-songwriter and trumpet player Michael Cartwright traveled with the Young Americans -- a band that is part jazz, soul, and pop -- when he was in high school. He shares the struggle of many new artists trying to debut fresh music within radio and playlist formats dominated by old hits. Quotes are from an interview with Gary Schwind.


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