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As Is

Bellar is a native of North Carolina and stands by his slow, southern roots. He holds a degree in classical piano performance from the NC School of the Arts (NCSA) and a masters degree in jazz performance from Queens College in Flushing, NY, where he studied under the iron fists of the great Sir. Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. Michael has performed music on six continents. Along with creating music for his group, the AS-IS Ensemble, he is currently touring as pianist for Art Garfunkel and plays regularly with the rock group Jump Little Children, world music vocalist Phillip Hamilton, singer/producer Billy Mann and torch-song heroes, Rosebud.

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As Is 5/8/04: As Is

As Is, made-up of Michael Bellar, Andrew Hall, and Jamie Moore, performs a homegrown blend of musical genres from jazz to eclectic pop.

As Is

As Is, made-up of Michael Bellar, Andrew Hall, and Jamie Moore, performs a homegrown blend of musical genres from jazz to eclectic pop.

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