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Michael White Quintet

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Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

Michael White Quintet

Michael White is a jazz violinist /composer/educator. He has been fortunate to have played with many legendary jazz giants, such as John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, John Handy, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Stevie Wonder, Sonny Simmons and many others, throughout his music career. Also in the early 70's, He was a major recording artist as a leader with Impulse and Elektra/Asylum. Thereafter for about three decades, his musical endeavors have lead into recording as a guest player with artists of many different genres.

With newly released CD “Voices”, Michael White Quintet was born...
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Awards


The Song "Mechanical Man" from CD "Voices", As The Winner in the Best Song-Jazz Category Of 2007 The 6TH Annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs)

The Song "Mechanical Man" from CD "Voices", As The Second Place Winner in the Jazz Category Of 2006 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). It was judged through 15,000 entries from 88 countries.

The Song "Fiesta Dominical" from CD "Voices" As The Honorable Mention in The World Music Category of 2006 The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC).

”Renowned jazz violinist Michael White derives inspiration from love, healing, inspiration and hope to consummate these rather striking sequence of musical events. With percussionist Kenneth Nash' mystical cymbal shadings and guitarist Timothy Young's intricate chord voicings, the music iterated here is founded upon a spiritually uplifting vibe. Here, White explores microtonal based mysticisms counterbalancing his soaring lines often accompanied by Leisei Chen's wordless vocals. In addition, the ensemble pursues ostinato motifs, mid-tempo swing vamps and other hybrid, jazz- based forays.

The violinist's mode of attack also includes a warm-hearted calypso groove on ”Fiesta Dominical” and a soul-stirring, inward-looking spin on the standard ”My One And Only Love” Bass great Cecil McBee closely contrasts White's sweet-toned phrasings via his impeccable timing and harmonically attractive voicings. This endeavor is seemingly steeped within a plight to uncover a hidden beauty of sorts as White's artistic mastery radiates in multifarious colors here!”
by Glenn Astarita, eJazz News

” . . . Voices may come from a variety of places, but at its core is White, whose own vulnerable voice remains one of the more distinctive in jazz violin.”
by John Kelman, All About Jazz

”On his latest release, a too-much overlooked artist revisits a too-much overlooked masterpiece from over thirty years ago . . . With the release of Voices and the re-release of The Land of Spirit and Light on Verve, lets hope Michael White ceases to be one of the great overlooked artists in jazz, and gets the audience he deserves.”
by Rob Johnson, Jazz Review

”I savored the rasping moans and chanting clangs of this adventurous violinist's new CD, Voices (Izniz Recordings). White's burgundy tone, funky pizzicati, and easygoing arrangements smartly blend jazz and folk music from around the world . . . . “
by Stranger Magazine

”There's much radiant warmth and intelligence on display on this cd, with outstanding playing, particularly from Michael White and Tim Young, throughout. Some of my favorite things (so far) - 'Circumambulation'; the parts of 'Serenade' with the violin uncannily doubling Leisei Chen's voice, 'Mechanical Man'... I'm glad I found out about Michael White, and 'Voices'.
by Steve Wilson

”..Michael White has gathered here gorgeous pieces that viewers can enjoy as a warm backdrop through its modest voicing or as an intricate study of the more difficult negotiations of classical recordings.”
by Jonathan Mason - Beyond Race Magazine, NYC

” Inspirational! Organic! “
by Doung Hare, Jack Straw's Sonarchy Radio, Seattle WA

”... ACUTE NOTES THAT PLAY UNIVERSAL are the case in which music of “is meant deep”: it has need of being explained, being analyzed and beingrationalize to its context. There is then the music that speaks alone:music and sound that are beautiful, simply beautiful...”
by Luca Buti - Jazz Magazine, Italy

” More I listen to “Voices”, I feel good and my mind is transformed “
by Taneo, Japan
  • Voices

    IZNIZ recordings
    2006
  • Voices

    IZNIZ recordings
    2005

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Primary Instrument:
Band/orchestra

Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Master Classes and Workshops for each member of Michael White Quintet available. We have been teachers at university/college, successfully in conjunct with live performances at music festivals and university/collage engagements. Workshop examples below: Title 01: Spontaneous Inspiration For Jazz Improvision - Michael White & Leisei Chen Colors + Emotions + Sounds "Originality" & "Finding Your Own Method" Title 02: RHYTHMS TALK—-KENNETH NASH " BRINGING LIFE SKILLS TO THE COMMUNICATORS"

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Date Venue Ticket
Sep28 Michael White Quintet
Barnsdall Art Park
Los Angeles, CA

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