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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”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...
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Clinic/Workshop InformationMaster 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"