Born: February 10, 1958
Pianist Michael Weiss, grand prize winner of the 2000 BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute Composers Competition, has established a formidable reputation working with such names as Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer and Wynton Marsalis. In addition to his demand as a sideman, Weiss' role as bandleader, recording artist, composer, arranger and educator have earned him accolades from both audiences and critics: ...one of the most dynamic young pianists in jazz Chicago Tribune ...focuses the intensity of a tune as well as any pianist in mainstream jazz New York Times ...writes with thought-provoking originality JazzTimes ...one of the most dependable pianists on the scene The New Yorker...
AwardsChamber Music America, New Works Grant Reeipient 2003 Thelonious Monk Institute Composition Competition, Grand Prize 2000 Thelonious Monk Institute Piano Competition, Second Prize 1989
Soul JourneySintra Records
This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.