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Michael Young (above), the Manila-based saxophonist/model/actor will be performing in New Jersey (Philippine Fiesta People’s Ball and the Philippine Fiesta) and New York (Building Futures Together fund-raiser), Aug. 19-21 and Aug. 24, respectively.

Young was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to a Filipina mother and a German father.

He pursued piano studies at the age of five with his grandmother before transferring to saxophone studies at the age of nine.

He made his Carnegie Hall (N.Y.) debut at 16 before pursuing a BM in Saxophone at the University of Michigan.

He then moved to Los Angeles, where he took up his masters and doctorate degrees in saxophone at the University of Southern California while modeling and acting on the side.

After completing his studies at U.S.C., he moved to Manila.

He moved to the Philippines because he wanted to reestablish his Filipino roots and also contribute to the music scene and culture.
 
Young had grown up enjoying the melodic songs written by Filipino composers, and he had hoped to expose the Filipino audience to those tunes as played on the saxophone, which is not a common instrument in the Philippines.

He puts his heart and soul into his music.

His saxophone is an integral part of him.

He says that the sax is “my third eye in a way” and helps him visualize, so to speak, the communication of his essence and the soul of his music to bring out an emotional connection with his audience.

In the Philippines, Young has performed with artists as Cynthia Alexander, Lynn Sherman, Tots Tolentino, Johnny Allegre, Nico Maca, Raul Sunico and many more.

He was in the house band of the Lynn Sherman show on RJTV and has performed in the Jewelmer and Ayala Jazz festivals, among others.

He has been the featured performer at many corporate events, and has also served as a master of ceremonies.

He regularly performs in festivals, casinos and clubs.

He is also a model, having appeared in a number of print advertisements and fashion shows.

Furthermore, he is an actor who has appeared in films, television shows and commercials.

Young is an endorser/model of Beverly Hills 6750, Emphasis Salon and Bergamo Suits, and an endorser of The Spa.

He is a professor of saxophone at the University of the Philippines Diliman, University of Santo Tomas and St. Paul University Manila.

He is also an endorser of P. Mauriat saxophones of Taiwan.

He recently released a jazz album titled “A Taste of M.Y.” on Arena Records (with offices in Oslo and Manila).

His classical album, “Scenes From My Life” (Arena), will be released in September.

He is looking forward to returning to the U.S. to the perform at the 13th Annual Philippine Fiesta, Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 20-21 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, N.J., and at the Philippine Fiesta People’s Ball on Friday, Aug. 19, at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, N.J. 

Produced by Fernando (Nanding) M. Mendez and Mila Mendez, the Philippine Fiesta is the largest and most successful indoor gathering of Filipinos on the East Coast.

Upwards of 20,000 people are expected to attend this two-day event which features trade exhibits and a Filipino cultural and food festival.

Young will be performing on both days at the Philippine Fiesta, and he will also have a “meet-and-greet booth” to meet his fans, sign autographs, photo ops, and to sell his merchandise.

To buy tickets to the People’s Ball and the Philippine Fiesta, or for further information, please go to www.philippinefiesta.com or call 212.682.6610.

Young will also be performing at a benefit fund-raiser produced by Building Futures Together titled “SAMAR Time...and the Music is Easy (an evening of Music and Fashion to benefit the Provinces of Samar Island” on Wednesday, August 24 at the Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York.

The fashion show will feature the “Premier Collection” of noted Filipino designer Robin Tomas (www.robintomas.com) and the Barong Tagalogs of award-winning designer Bobby Yalong.

Building Futures Together is a New York State registered and IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted entirely to fighting and eradicating poverty in the Philippines, particularly in the Provinces of Samar Island.

Its mission is to fight poverty, one community at a time, through integrated programs in education, livelihood and health management.

To buy tickets to this fund-raiser or for additional information, please go to www.buildingfuturestogether.org or call 718.426.9471.

Young’s expenses to New York and New Jersey have been underwritten by Sta. Elena Properties, Inc. - world class golf course and high end real estate units (www.staelena.com).

His website is www.michaelyoungsax.com; and his Facebook fan page is www.facebook.com/MichaelYoungSaxophonist

“Meet Michael Young” on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnT_c35vwY0

Additional videos can be found at www.youtube.com/user/aerick25

Young is represented (non-exclusively) by DaSBro Enterprise, New York City full-service entertainment agency: Marsha Reyes (Paniqui, Tarlac), phone: 011 63 (919) 326-8330, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Dave Brodsky (U.S.), phone: (718) 933-0633, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For interviews, bookings or endorsement deals, please contact either Marsha or Dave.

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