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Michael Weiss

Since arriving in New York in 1982, pianist, composer, arranger and educator Michael Weiss has firmly established his reputation working with numerous jazz legends. Perhaps best known through his fifteen year tenure as pianist with Johnny Griffin, Weiss has also been a member of the bands of Art Farmer, the Jazztet, Slide Hampton, Frank Wess, Charles McPherson, Lou Donaldson, Junior Cook/Bill Hardman Quintet, Mingus Epitaph, and Jon Hendricks. He is currently a regular member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

Weiss has also worked with Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, George Coleman, Clifford Jordan, Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne, Nancy Wilson, Donald Byrd, Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, The Heath Brothers, Gary Bartz, Wynton Marsalis and Ron Carter among others. 



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”An articulate and polished pianist [demonstrating] a strong sense of leadership and organization” – New York Times ”Shrewd writing and arranging skills as clearly in view as his sleek piano work” – The New Yorker ”Weiss has a rich palette of composing devices at his command” – Downbeat ”Warmth, integrity and above all, originality” – JazzTimes ”Weiss is a vital talent with something important to say” – All About Jazz ”Weiss’ compositions take on different shapes, great complexity and fresh perspectives” — Washington Post ”A prodigious pianist and composer...

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Brooklyn, NY

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Albums

Soul Journey
Soul Journey
Sintra Records
2003
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Milestones
Milestones
SteepleChase Records
1999
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Power Station
Power Station
DIW
1997
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Presenting Michael Weiss
Presenting Michael...
Criss Cross
1987
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