b. Michael James Zager, 3rd January 1943, Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.A.
From New Jersey, Michael Zager is a talented producer, arranger, singer and songwriter.
Throughout the mid-70's and into the early '80s Michael Zager had a high profile on the R & B and disco scene, primarily as a producer.
During this period he worked with many soul artists including Peabo Bryson (on his debut album in 1975), Johnny 'Guitar' Watson (on his album 'That's What Time It Is'), Patti Day, Ronnie Dyson, Saint & Stephanie (in 1979), Cissy Houston (in 1979), The Detroit Spinners ('Cupid / I've Loved You For A Long Time' in 1980) and Alvin Fields on 'Special Delivery' in 1981.
lets all chant - 1978 / life is a party - 1978 (2 sleeve versions) / zager - 1980
As an artist he formed The Michael Zager Band and scored a disco hit with 'Let's All Chant' (UK Top 10) on the Private Stock label in 1978.
michael zager and deniece williams
In 1980, his album 'Zager' included the single 'Time Heals Every Wound' featuring the lead vocals of Deniece Williams.
The album also featured two co-lead vocal performances by Luther Vandross.
Later, Michael graduated from University of Miami and the Mannes College of Music.
He also taught at the Mannes College of Music, a division of New School University, in New York.
Let's All Chant (Private Stock Records 1978)
Life's a Party (Private Stock Records 1979)
Zager (EMI Records 1980)