Michael Jenkins plays bass, keyboards, and percussion. He has done lead and background vocals. He is a lyrical writer, arranger, and a Technical Engineer, whose creativity in digital recording, editing, and mastering is readily apparent. His ability to get the best out of an individual permits him to meet the challenge all producers and writers face in creating a viable product that listeners love and applaud, and those in the music industry respect and demand.
Michael’s musical background started from a very early age. Coming from a very musically talented family, I was exposed to the professional side of the music business where my father, Thomas Jenkins, was a vocalist and co-manager of the Washington, DC based gospel group, “The Mighty Southern Echoes”. I was exposed to national recording artists, radio stations, and recording studios, and the music business early in life. I started in grade school taking up the Violin where I won recital awards and accolades for playing excellence. I continued through high school with singing in the gospel choir, the marching band, and the stage band while trying various instruments, including tuba, tenor horn, until I found my favorite instrument, the bass guitar. I played with numerous bands, different genres, while gaining experience. My first professional music tour lasted seven (7) years. It was with “Little Royal”, an R&B artist with gold records. I returned home after that and joined my father’s group, “The Mighty Southern Echoes”. Along with my brother Denny, we up-dated the group’s musical style and sound. My father decided to retire the group and the name a few years later. So, Denny and I founded the Spirit 2 Spirit Message Music Ministry together. I play bass, sing background vocals, produce, co-write songs, record, engineer, master, and program all of our music along with doing media- related tasks for the organization. Spirit 2 Spirit has performed numerous concerts over the past eight (8) years and won many community and church accolades and awards. We are currently attempting to start a new genre of music entitled “Message Music” and desire to go to the masses with this concept. We wish to donate proceeds from our works to deserving charities and make God’s presence aware to those who don’t know Him.