MICHAEL BROENING BIO
Artist, producer, pianist and songwriter Michael Broening has written and produced over 50 contemporary jazz hits, including 27 top 5 and 15 #1 singles, one of which was the 2007 Grammy winning song "Mornin'" by George Benson and Al Jarreau. A former touring musician, DJ, and private music teacher, the LA Born Michael started the “B-Hive,” his Phoenix based recording studio, where he’s been operating as producer and engineer, as well as online session musician, for the past 20 years. Michael is also a devoted husband and father of two, and has found great joy and success balancing career and family.
Since 2001, Michael has written and produced albums for a who's who of contemporary jazz artists, including George Benson, Wayman Tisdale, Marion Meadows, Nick Colionne, Cindy Bradley, Brian Simpson, Michael Lington, Steve Oliver, Tim Bowman, Lin Rountree, Althea Rene, Lebron Dennis, Randy Scott, Catie Waters and Kayla Waters. Every album featured a single written by Michael that charted and many featured multiple songs in the top 5. On Benson's Grammy winning album Givin' it Up, Michael was credited playing B3 organ on the song "Bring it on Home to Me," which featured Paul McCartney, Benson and Jarreau. The album reached #1 on Billboard Jazz Sales chart and took home 2 Grammy's in 2007. In 2010, His production of Bradley's "Bloom" helped Cindy win the 2010 Contemporary Jazz New Artist of the Year. His Production of Scott's 2020 "Joyride" helped Randy win 2020 New Artist of the Year.
Recently, as songwriter and producer, Michael had the #1 and #2 songs on Billboard at the same time ... twice. In December 2019 with Kayla Waters "Full Bloom" and Cindy Bradley's "Wind Chill Factor" ... and again in October 2020 with Randy Scott's "Joyride" and Lin Rountree's "Fluid." All 4 songs hit #1.
In January of 2023, Michael's single "Let it Breathe" reached #1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts for three weeks in a row. In August of 2022, Michael's release of his single "Summer in Blue," reached #2 on Billboard and #1 on the Smooth Jazz Network chart. Those two songs, along with his other recent single "Shine A Light" will appear on his debut CD "Never too Late," scheduled to be released February 3rd, 2023 on Trippin' and Rhythm Records.
“Meadows and Broening strike a unique chord as one of the most melodically correct groove-oriented teams in contemporary jazz” - Sheldon T. Nunn - Jazz Review.com
“Shine a Light” offers a master class in picture perfect elegantly played adventurous urban jazz/funk, laying the foundation for not only Broening’s upcoming debut smooth jazz album but an exciting new phase of his illustrious, multi-faceted career.” - Jonathan Widran
Family: Wife Leedene (Married in 2000) and two children, Alyssa and Andrew. Mike Currently resides in Peoria, Arizona.