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Dr. Michael White

Dr. Michael White - clarinet

Although he grew up in the jazz-saturated environment of New Orleans and several of his relatives played with early jazz greats King Oliver and Kid Ory, Dr. Michael White's primary musical influence as a youth was his aunt, who played classical clarinet. White played clarinet in the noted St. Augustine's School Marching Band, but at the end of his college days he joined the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band led by Danny Barker, a banjoist and elder statesman of New Orleans traditional jazz. White also played with Doc Paulin's Brass Band, marching in funeral parades and exploring historical recordings of such band leaders as Johnny Dodds, Sidney Bechet, and George Lewis. During this period he had the opportunity to play alongside more than three dozen traditional jazz musicians born between 1890 and 1910.

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Blue Crescent
Blue Crescent
Basin Street Records
2008
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Dancing In The Sky
Dancing In The Sky
Basin Street Records
2004
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Jazz from the Soul of New Orleans
Jazz from the Soul of...
Basin Street Records
2002
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