Michael Allen Harrison delivers music to the heart. His classical contemporary style carves a distinct niche of timeless music that has connected with so many during his nearly three-decade career.
Michael is known for his piano solo performances and recordings, his upbeat sound with his band, his work with inspiring vocalist Julianne Johnson, his skills producing and creating music for ballet, theater and film, his love for teaching and perhaps mostly for his giving spirit.
He was honored with a star on the Walk Of Fame in front of the Portland Performing Arts Center for his artistic and community contributions to his beloved city of Portland, Oregon.
Michael is also the founder and president of The Snowman Foundation which has raised over 2 million dollars for music education supporting school programs, many community centers and has given hundreds of instruments and scholarships to kids who can't afford it.
He created "Ten Grands" as the main platform and fundraiser where he and nine other pianists perform together on ten grand pianos to benefit the mission of The Snowman Foundation. Michael has expanded his mission to Seattle and plans on taking the entertaining extravaganza of "Ten Grands" around the world delivering the message of how important music education is!
Michael's unique brand of music ranges from movie scores to passionate arrangements for Piano, Orchestra, Ballet, Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Pop, New Age, and Adult Contemporary.