A local of Chicago, IL, Michael Manson took curiosity about the guitar at age 14. Influenced with the music of Al Jarreau and intrigued with the technique of Jarreau’s bass participant Abe Laboriel, Manson’s like of music shortly began to change to the bass electric guitar. At 15, he and several friends produced Togetherness, launching an record and two singles before Manson still left to become listed on the Navy six years afterwards. After time for Chicago to acquire both his B.A. and Master’s in Music levels, he joined Town Lights and started performing frequently on Chicago’s jazz circuit. In 1999, he was asked to try out the Montreux Modern casino Lights ’99 celebration. Writing the stage with famous brands Boney Adam, George Duke and Kirk Whalum, he produced connections that could eventually result in a spot executing over the Montreux Jazz tour. While a functionality there alongside his idol Al Jarreau might have been regarded as a career-high, Manson continuing to branch out, creating and composing while on tour. In Sept, 1999, he co-produced Brian Culbertson’s “I’m Gonna Miss You” and do the string preparations on Blaque’s debut providing. In 2002, he centered on his personal work, releasing UNDERNEATH Range on A440. As the recording was the first ever to truly display his talents like a songwriter and single performer, in addition, it contained “Seven Entire Times,” a monitor compiled by esteemed R&B designer and maker Babyface.