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Michael Zager

key, *1943 US, Passaic, New Jersey
Musician / Composer / Arranger / Producer / Conductor of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Michael James Zager

American producer, arranger, conductor, keyboardist and songwriter, born June 3, 1943, in Passaic, New Jersey. Best known to have formed The Michael Zager Band, which had disco hits like "Let's All Chant" (1977) and "Life's A Party" (1978) . He often wrote songs with Alvin Fields, and discovered Whitney Houston when she was 14. Indeed, Whitney sang with her mother Cissy on the track "Life's A Party" of the Michael Zager Band. Zager also produced disco songs for porn actresses Marilyn Chambers and Andrea True Connection. He formed The Michael Zager Band and has produced and composed over the years, albums and songs for a wide range of artists like Andrea True Connection, Marilyn Chambers, Whitney Houston, Moulin Rouge (2), Cissy Houston, Gladys Knight, Peabo Bryson, Luther Vandross, Deniece Williams, Jennifer Holliday, Herb Alpert, Babatunde Olatunji, Saint & Stephanie, Alvin Fields and Spinners. Zager has composed and/or arranged more than 400 commercials. Today, he is professor and director of commercial music at the Florida Atlantic University.

  • Keyboards
  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Clarinet
  • Synthesizer
  • R&B/Soul
  • Dance
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Theme from Friday the 13th, Pt. 3 on Friday the 13th, Pt. 3 by Harry Manfredini

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Let's All Chant - Dance CollectionMichael Zager2004Compil.
Bang BangMichael Zager Presents Love Childs Afro Cuban Blues Band Featuring Noey Matos1998Single
Let's All Chant - The Michael Zager Dance CollectionMichael Zager1997Compil.
Like A TigerMichael Zager1986Album
Soul To Soul / Music FeverMichael Zager1978Single
Production MusicTom Manoff, Joanne Valentino, Michael Zager, Jeffrey Kaufman1973Album
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