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. The recording brought together a union of great musicians, a grammy winning bassist Cecil McBee and Kenneth Nash-percussion, along with Tim Young-guitar and Leisei Chen-voice. The artistic expressions are extended to it's concept of color, design, liner notes
We discovered that our musical philosophy had a mutual spiritual dynamic. The four corner stones of our music are Love, Healing, Inspiration & Hope. Our sound is intended to touch one's heart and fill one's body with a kozmic groove
Our band is available for international engagements, festivals, concerts, workshops and multimedia recording projects. The band's instrumentation consists of Violin, Vocals/Voice, Guitar, Bass and Percussion
September 27, 2011
Michael White Quintet UNIT2 - The Multi-Cultural Arts & Music Event...
July 21, 2011
Michael White Quintet Unit 2 Kicks Off Collaborative Arts Initiative...
April 12, 2011
Michael White Quintet: Unit 2 Performs May 1 At The Center For The...
June 24, 2010
Michael White Quintet Unit2 Live @ Blue Whale, Los Angeles
November 27, 2008
"Cosmic Soul Feast" Michael White Quintet Live @ Egan's in Seattle on...
September 06, 2008
Michael White Quintet Officially Nominated for 2008 Hollywood Music...
August 19, 2008
Re-Broadcasting Michael White Quintet 'S Music and Interview on Ckcufm...
January 29, 2008
Michael White Quintet Selected as a Semi-Finalist in the 2007 Isc for...
January 23, 2008
Michael White Quintet 'S Music and Interview Airing on CKCUFM "Now's...
February 02, 2007
Michael White Quintet Selected as a Finalist in the 2006 ISC
”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-
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
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
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
Workshop examples below:
Spontaneous Inspiration For Jazz Improvision - Michael White & Leisei Chen
Colors + Emotions + Sounds
"Originality" & "Finding Your Own Method"
RHYTHMS TALK-KENNETH NASH
" BRINGING LIFE SKILLS TO THE COMMUNICATORS"