Michael Stricklin attended North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas, from 1975-1978, in Denton,Tx where he grew up. He studied saxophone with James Riggs. After finishing college he toured with different musical groups playing R&B, Jazz and Pop music before setting up a home base in Dallas,TX. There Michael played with such artists as Red Garland, James Clay, Marshall Ivory, David 'Fathead' Newman, Zu-Zu Bolin,The Sax Maniacs, and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra as well as playing recording sessions for many jazz, pop and r&b musicians. Michael moved to Indianapolis in the summer of 1989 where he formed the band 'TimeOut', recording one CD entitled 'Kindred Spirits'. Michael has a self titled CD recorded in 1997 and has recorded with the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra of which he is a member. Since moving to Indiana he has recorded and played with artists ranging from 'Bob & Tom' to Frank Sinatra.
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