Murals by Michael Massenburg seen at American Jazz Museum, Kansas City - Jazz Era
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Michael's “Jazz Era” mural inside the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City Missouri. Its 10’ by 25’ size highlights some of the giant figures of American jazz, including both national and local musicians. At the center is Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, one of the most acclaimed musical figures of the 20th century. He was a composer, bandleader, and pianist whose career spanned more than a half century throughout America and the world.

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Michael Massenburg

Michael Massenburg

Inglewood, CA

Michael Massenburg was born in San Diego and raised in Los Angeles California. Michael pursued his studies at California State University, Long Beach and Otis College of Art and Design. Massenburg has exhibited in galleries and museums, completed private commissions and worked on public art projects throughout the country and abroad. His list of public artwork clients includes Verizon, MTA Metro, ESPN, American Jazz Museum and the Fabulous Forum. He is also the recipient of various grants, including from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council. Along with his artmaking practices, Michael is a teaching artist, community organizer, and activist. for various organizations and causes.

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