Michael White & Leisei Chen Duo at Play

Michael White & Leisei Chen Duo at Play

 

Thursday April 10th, 2014

Open at 6PM, Performance at 8:30PM @ Play

1018 S. Santa Fe Ave. Los Angeles CA 90021


Premiere: Inspirations for "Orbit"

Video combining examples of Michael White's past musical work with photographs by Leisei Chen and various artists that have inspired the new work Orbit, created by Leisei Chen. 32 minutes. Sponsored by 2013 DCA COLA Individual Artists Fellowship Award, premiered at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. 

 

Michael White & Leisei Chen Duo

Michael White & Leisei Chen of MWQ will perform a small intimate DUO set of Violin & Voice-Vocals-Qigong Movements for the Gallery Opening Reception of ROADplay: a fine art exhibition, featuring featuring the works of Airom Bleicher, Jim Holyoak, Echo Lew, Warren Long, Paulo Solano and special guests. All Ages.

 

Contact-Curator: Brian Esquivel : 214.808.9032 : brian.c.esquivel@gmail.com

MWQ UNIT2 For Free Public Concerts

Michael White Quintet UNIT2 will be available  
featured at your Free Public Concert
in July-October 2014


APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY: 
You can apply for a concert if you represent a
Park, Juvenile Hall, Civic Center, Library, Probation Camp, Senior Citizen Center, Hospital, Arts Organization, Non-profit Performance Venue

The Online Application Deadline on 
Monday March 10, 2014 at 5pm

The application and program guidelines link: http://bit.ly/1d3dNNG

Video: "Inspirations For Orbit"

Inspirations For Orbit Cover

 

May 19th - July 7th 2013

2013 COLA Individual Artist Fellowships Visual Artists Exhibition

at Los Angeles Municipal Arts Gallery

4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

http://www.lamag.org/?page_id=2300

 

Our video "Inspirations for Orbit" (31:51) created with Michael's past works with Leisei and various other artists's photos edited by Leisei Chen. Currently the video is displaying among all 2013 COLA individual artists fellowship artists.

The First Annual OSUM Gala


Performing LIVE as Michael White Trio, Michael White violin, Leisei Chen vocals & Mark Towns guitar at the First Annual Gala for OSUM - Operation Smiles Uplifting Military, the founder Dr. Montes and co-founder Dorothy Stinger. Michael is a korean war veteran, and will be one of his first patients to receive much needed dental treatments! Please come and join us for support this noble cause!!! This event includes food, drinks, silent auction and live performances. The Admission $67 Buy Ticket : Contact 323.522.5971 : Semi-Formal Attire

COLA Fellowship Artist Project "Orbit"

COLA Artists Project At Grand Performances

“Orbit” is commissioned by the Department Of Cultural Affairs, composed by the Living Legend Jazz Violinist Michael White as the prestigious COLA Individual Artist Fellow. It will be premiered and performed LIVE at Grand Performances, the SoCal largest free public concert presenter, with his band “Michael White Quintet”, consists of such Jazz master musicians who performed with numerous Jazz Giants throughout their careers - Michael Howell guitar, Heshima Mark Williams bass, Kenneth Nash percussion and the world best kept secret Jazz vocalist & Qigong/Taiji artist Leisei Chen. 

 

Also we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Michael's bona-fide classic Impulse records "The Land Of Spirit And Light" Sharing the stage with a beautiful fellow COLA fellowship recipient, indian choreographer, dancer, writer and designer Malathi Iyengar and her dance company. 

 

"This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs."

Happy New Year 2013

photo by Leisei Chen

 

Happy Blessed New Year 2013!

LOVE. HEALING. INSPIRATION. HOPE.

 

明けましておめでとう! 恭喜恭喜!新年快乐!Buon anno! Bonne Année! Շնորհավոր Նոր տարի! sretna Nova godina! Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! glückliches neues Jahr!ευτυχές το νέο έτος! 새해 많이 받으세요! Godt Nyttår! feliz Ano Novo! срећна Нова Година! ¡feliz año nuevo! heri ya mwaka mpya! gott nytt år! Chúc mng năm mi! سال نو مبارک! masaya bagong taon! gembira tahun baru! onnellista uutta vuotta! नया साल मुबारक

Leisei Chen & Michael White

Michael White Quintet

A Heartfelt Exchange With Carole

Hello Michael.

Forgive me if I'm wrong but is this your music?

Carole

 

Michael White - X Factor

 

Michael White - Let Love Be Your Magic Carpet on youtube


Hi Carole,

Yes your are right! Michael White's composition & music from X-Factor, Elektra/Asylum album in 1978. In 2010, it re-released in CD.

http://amzn.to/Pp7glL

We perform a acoustic version of this song in LIVE as well. This photo, link below, probably captured when we were playing and singing the song at a concert in May 20th 2012 : )))

http://on.fb.me/W1t334

LOVE. HEALING. INSPIRATION. HOPE.

Leisei & Michael

 

Hello Michael.

That is so amazing.

As a young jazz dancer years ago I would dance to your song and I can honestly say that I would be swept away by the magic of it and lose myself in the melody. It was my favourite song to dance to. I stopped dancing after having my family and this song became lost in memory until I heard it on face book one day. It made my heart beat faster and actually moved me to tears when I listened to it. All those magical memories of dancing to it came flooding back. I had to buy the album straight away and now I play it nearly every day.

I am extremely honoured that you have replied to me and want to thank you for making such beautiful music that steals my heart.

Yours sincerely

Carole

Happy Thanksgiving + COLA Fellowship Award
We are excited to share our blessing with you over this thanksgiving holiday!!! 

Michael was selected for the prestigious 2013 Department Of Cultural Affairs (DCA) CIty Of Los Angeles  (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship Award which has been recognized internationally. Michael is commissioned to create NEW WORKS to be premiered by master Jazz musicians and our original band members of Michael White Quintet (MWQ), Michael White violin, Leisei Chen vocals, Michael Howell guitar, Cecil McBee bass, Kenneth Nash percussion, performing live at the California Plaza in Los Angeles on Friday June 28th 2013, co-sponsored and hosted by Grand Performances.

We are very honored and grateful for COLA fellowship performing arts panelists Mitch Glickman, Adilah Barnes, Romalyn Tilghman.

We are looking forward to share the stage with a beautiful fellow performing artist, 2013 COLA fellowship recipient Malathi Iyengar, work together with Joe Smoke, Christopher Riedesel and Sherlan Abesamis at City Of Los Angeles Department Of Cultural Affairs, Scott Canty at Los Angeles Municipal Arts Gallery, Leigh Ann Hahn, Fred Stites, Regina Cabrera and Amanda Wah at Grand Performances.

Special thanks to Dalili Lya Pierson, Phil Ranelin, Martiros MarHak Hakopian, Evrika Evo Zatikian, Mirza Todorovich, Candace Avery, Kristy Hanson for all their support.
Working Behind The Scene
Ready for the upcoming concerts in Oakland CA, will be coincide with the amazing SOLAR ECLIPSE. 'The Mayan Walker' Says Big Date is May 20th, 2012
Saturday May19 at 4PM - String Summit featuring Michael White "A Tribute to Billy Bang" - 12 Annual Malcolm X JazzArts Festival at San Antonio Park. Free, All Ages
Sunday May 20th at 7PM - Sunday Concert With Michael White Quintet at the EastSide Cultural Center at 2277 International Blvd. $15, All Ages
MWQ ONE SHEET 2012
Spirit Dance CD Reissue
This morning we saw groups of cute little Armenian boys with grand fathers and mothers in the mall where we take a walk everyday. Reminding us of "Praise Innocence", the song in Michael's first Impulse album "Spirit Dance" 72', this song is considered the first JAZZ album with children singing! THEN we got home, got a message from Ian Scott Horst left on our facebook wall saying "Do you know about this cd reissue?

Hey we did not know Oh well kind of know . . . :))) What we know is we are in SYNC with the UNIVERSE! LOVE IT ? 

Salute to Michael's Legendary Album "Spirit Dance" is finally reissued just yesterday September 14th 2011 in JAPAN, as a part of  the Impulse Record 50th Anniversary Reissue Total 20 Titles which all were highly requested for CD reissues, and in the high quality CD series called SHM-CD. it will be on sale in September 20th 2011 in USA, now in pre-order worldwide. 
NOW we can answer all our fan's inquiry and request, yes Spirit Dance is in CD!!! LOVE from Leisei & Michael
Buy Spirit Dance in USA at DustyGroove : Amazon
One of the killer albums that Michael White cut for Impulse Records in the early 70 – a sweet set of spiritual jazz that took his instrument to a whole new level! Normally, the violin isn't an instrument we love in jazz, but White really transforms it here – playing it with a stretched-out, spiritual sound that's almost like a saxophone – really hitting a fresh sound that's mighty nice. Other instrumentation includes a nicely organic blend of piano from Ed Kelly, bass from Ray Drummond, and percussion and flutes from Baba Omson – often building in the way you'd get with a Pharoah Sanders album, but with a gentler, more personal sound. There's a bit of vocals at points from Makeda & Wanika King – and tracks include "The Tenth Pyramid", "Spirit Dance", "John Coltrane Was Here", and "Unlocking The Twelfth House" - dustygroove.com

Buy Spirit Dance in JAPAN at cdJAPAN : Amazon
tour the ARTS.MWQ@CCGLA Info & Tickets

 

design by Mirza Todorovich & Leisei Chen, photo by Masami Goto

 

 

design by Mirza Todorovich & Leisei Chen

logo design by Leisei Chen, Michael White & Martiros MarHak Halopisn

 

Limited Seatings Buy Tickets Today!

Michael White Solo
Press Release : tour the ARTS.MWQ At Croatian Cultural Center Of Greater Los Angeles

                                                                                                      
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 


MICHAEL WHITE QUINTET UNIT 2  KICKS OFF
COLLABORATIVE ARTS INITIATIVE TOUR THE ARTS.MWQ
WITH A NEW SERIES BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 25  
SERIES COMBINES LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES, PRESENTATIONS 
BY VISUAL ARTISTS, AND EXHIBITIONS AT THE 
CROATIAN CULTURAL CENTER OF GREATER LOS ANGELES
SEPTEMBER 25, OCTOBER 1, AND OCTOBER 8


July 21, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)   The award-winning Michael White Quintet UNIT2 inaugurates their new initiative, tour the ARTS.MWQ, with a weekly series running Saturday, September 25 through Sunday, October 8 at the Croatian Cultural Center of Greater Los Angeles (CCCGLA) in San Pedro. The multicultural, uniquely collaborative events join performances from an array of musicians, conversations with visual artists, and art exhibitions to celebrate the beauty of art in its many forms. Leisei Chen and Michael White of the Michael White Quintet UNIT2 curate the series, which is hosted by CCCGLA President Maya Bristow. The quintet also performs at each event, which features a different visual artist and musical duo.

Audiences at each tour the ARTS.MWQ event will have the opportunity not just to view visual art on display or to listen to music, but also to experience from the artists and musicians together in their own unique presentations. Each event begins at 6:30 pm with a multimedia presentation from a visual artist, followed by live music. On September 25, abstract painter Matiros Hakopian (MarHak) is followed by the Mojacar Flamenco duo, and on October 1, impressionist and portrait painter Evrika Zatikian (EVO) is followed by innovative chamber music duo Alma Nova. At the final event on October 8, alpinist and photographer Mirza Todorovich is followed by the Paul Livingstone Duo, plays the creative tradition of Indian classical raga music. Each evening continues with a performance from the Michael White Quintet UNIT2 and ends with a raffle and celebratory reception. 

The tour the ARTS.MWQ concept is the brainchild of Leisei Chen & Michael White, partners in life and music, and founders of the Michael White Quintet. The initiative derives from their long-held vision to bring the quintet to spaces that allow for collaboration with artists from all cultures and disciplines. White and Chen derive inspiration from various sources, from visual art to martial arts and dance, and take their holistic approach to music-making. White says, “We play music like painting the pictures, making the scenes” The two feel that each artist participating in tour the ARTS.MWQ has a special role to play, just as jazz musicians do within a group. Says Chen, “As artists and musicians, we are all so excited to see how our own arts and music will influence each other’s.” The group trusts these collaborations will let them explore their own artistic potential more deeply, and continue to express their group’s cornerstones: love, healing, inspiration, and hope. 

Chen and White are themselves the cornerstones of the Michael White Quintet UNIT2. Group leader White was recently honored as a Living Legend in jazz, and his voice on violin has been called “one of the more distinctive in jazz.” Versatile vocalist Chen, drawing on a vast array of cultural traditions, serves as muse and co-writer for much of the material from the group’s recent release, Voices. Along with some of Los Angeles’ most talented musicians on percussion, bass and guitar, the quintet seamlessly combines soulful original songs, jazz classics, and latin grooves, delighting audiences worldwide.

Tickets for each tour the ARTS.MWQ event (Saturday, September 25; Sunday, October 1 and Sunday, October 8) are $10 in advance online at tourtheartsmwq01.eventbrite.com and $15 at the door. Raffle tickets are free with admission. For more information, visit leisei-michael.com or contact the CCCGLA at feedback@croatianculture.org.

Legendary jazz violinist Michael White is a composer, educator, and innovator who has been a major recording artist on Impulse and Elektra/Asylum records, and has played alongside musical giants including John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Stevie Wonder, among many others. His musical endeavors over the decades have taken him through a number of genres, and his newly released CD "Voices" prompted the formation of the Michael White Quintet. "We discovered that our musical philosophy had a mutual, spiritual dynamic. The four cornerstones of our music are 'Love, Healing, Inspiration and Hope.' Our sound is intended to touch one's heart and fill one's body with a 'kozmic groove!'" says White.  The Michael White Quintet: Unit 2 keeps that spirit of positivity intact, combining versatile guitarist Timothy Young and soulful vocalist Leisei Chen, the quintet's original members, with new, accomplished LA-based musicians Jon Ossman on bass (Paula Cole, Marc Cohn) and Danny Frankel on drums (K.D. Lang, Bebel Gilberto). With each member a true musical master in his and her own right, the quintet bridges cultures, genres, and backgrounds, for a sound that is truly "ageless, timeless, and borderless." For more information about the Michael White Quintet, please visit: leisei-michael.com.


The Croatian Cultural Center of Greater Los Angeles (CCCGLA) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to educating the general public about the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Croatia. Their vision is to engage not only people of Croatian-American descent, but all people with a desire to participate in our activities, events, classes and fundraisers. The CCCGLA offers a variety of programs for the community’s participation and enjoyment, including: Croatian language classes, traditional folk dance classes, exhibits by local and international artists, film festivals, and lectures on a various topics. The center partners with local outreach organizations, merchants, churches, elected officials and other ethnic associations to represent and reinforce the power and positive influence of diversity in the community.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE 
tour the ARTS.MWQ
Artist Presentation + Exhibition + Live Performance 
Series hosted by Maya Bristow and curated by the Michael White Quintet UNIT2 joining multimedia presentations and visual art exhibitions with multicultural musical performances 
Croatian Cultural Center of Greater Los Angeles 
510 W. 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
feedback@croatianculture.org
DATES AND TIMES 
Saturday, September 25; Sunday, October 1; Sunday, October 8 
Doors open 5:30 pm, with presentations and performances from 6:30 - 9:30 pm followed by reception and raffle.                
PERFORMING MUSICIANS   Michael White Quintet UNIT2 sonicbids.com/michaelwhitequintet - Michael White, violin and Leisei Chen vocals, Tim Young Guitar, Jon Ossman Bass, Danny Frankel Percussion
Mojacar Flamenco (September 25)  mojacarflamenco.com   
Alma Nova (October 1) - flute & guitar duo, Jessica Pierce and Almer Imamovic almanova.us
Paul Livingstone Duo (October 8) - sitar, the creative Indian classical ragas tanpura.com 
VISUAL ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 
Matiros Hakopian (MarHak), abstract painter (September 25) marhak.com 
Evrika Zatikyan (EVO), impressionist and portrait painter (October 1) 
Mirza Todorovich, photographer and alpinist (October 8) alpiner.net

For samples of artists’ work, please request photos - press@leisei-michael.com
TICKET PRICES       
$10 in advance, $15 at the door - free raffle tickets issued with admission 

TICKET INFO             
Tickets available online at tourtheartsmwq01.eventbrite.com and at the door at each event.       


PRESS CONTACT
Leisei Chen 323-366-9986, press@leisei-michael.com
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Michael White Quintet UNIT2 Selected As A Los Angeles County Arts Commission Group 2011-2014!

 

Los Angeles County Arts Commission 

 

We are proud to announce that Michael White Quintet UNIT2 has been officially selected as a Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC) group. The LACAC Musicians Roster primarily serves as a resource for Presenters of Free Concerts in Public Sites, of the rich and diverse talent available to them. The Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County. The Commission provides leadership in cultural services for the County, including information and resources for the community, artists, educators, arts organizations and municipalities. So look for MWQ UNIT2 to bring their talents to the public and community stages of Los Angeles County.

 

R.I.P. Billy Bang


©The New York City Jazz Records
Michael wrote a tribute text for Billy Bang, published in June 2011 Issue Of The New York City Jazz Record

In Sync With The Universe
Yesterday Michael & Leisei were chilling out at "Barnes and Noble" in the Americana for coffee where they have a beautiful third floor balcony. We were looking out at the fountains, the lawns surrounded by trees, children laughing and playing, old JAZZ playing through many many speakers, birds flying over hopping and pecking crumbs. "Peace in Chaos" : ) so to speak with sun shinning blissfully.

On the way out, we were coming down an escalator, got to go through book shelves to get to another. Then all of a sudden, we smelled good fragrances and STOPPED, PAUSED, LOOKED around . . . Ahhhh it's the music section Ahhhh the Jazz section.

ZOOM! TWO JAZZ books on the shelve came to Leisei's eyes, we found out that Michael was featured in those books : )

John Coltrane : His Life And Music By Lewis Porter

It was on Page 367 " - 1962 - May 1-20. San Francisco. Jazz Work. DB, July 5 says Dolphy, Wes Montgomery and violinist Michael White sat in during the last day, when there was a matinee and possibly a final evening show as well."

Michael never mentioned it till 6 years ago, his brother Teddy reminded him to make sure we should add it (playing with John Coltrane) onto our press kit. Yes Michael has been and still is the man looking ahead hardily ever looking back, busy improving his music, playing and dreaming. But in recent years we have looked into all of his musical history. Also with modern technologies, we have found quite a bit of written proof. And nowadays he is more willing to share his stories with the public!

coverartFreedom, Rhythm, & Sound - Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965 to 1983 By Gilles Peterson & Stuart Baker.

FreedomRhythm&SoundRevolutionaryJazz1963-82A beautiful hard cover weighs tons : ) with an incredible collection of revolutionary jazz album cover art from 60s & 70s! It featured the cover art Michael's Impulse Album "Pneuma", and "The Blessing Song" was also featured on their accompanied two set compilation CDs "Freedom Rhythm & Sound Revolutionary Jazz In The USA 1965-80" from Soul Jazz Records 2009. We were happy to see that many of our friends and Jazz masters were also featured Cecil McBeeSun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Phil Ranelin, Prince Lasha among others.

When we are in the ZONE, our senses will over-ride any pre-conceived notions & knowledges, and we flow with least resistance. Then we know we are in TUNE, in SYNC with the UNIVERSE * . * * . * Receiving through and sending out. We love those moments!

With LOVE, Leisei & Michael
Show: May 1st, 2011 : Open Gates Theatre Presents Sunday Concert Series

Sunday May 1st, 2011 : 7 PM-9:30PM

@ Center of The Arts, Eagle Rock

2225 COLORADO BLVD. Los Angeles

tel. 626.795.4989

$10 (Students/Seniors/Series Performers: $5 with valid ID at door)

Free street parking is available, and there is also parking available at the Bank of America parking lot.

 

Michael White Quintet UNIT2

Michael White - Violin 

Leisei Chen - Vocals-Voice-Percussion 

Timothy Young - Guitar 

Jon Ossman - Acoustic Bass

Danny Frankel - Percussion 

The Concert will be filmed by Andrew Van Baal followed by an Interview session!

 

+ Missincinatti

 

CD "Voices" $15, CD "Voice Of Brazil" $10 

On Sale At This Show. We Accept Credit Cards!

 

About Open Gate Theatre

Open Gate Theatre was founded in 1982 by Artistic Director Will Salmon. They are dedicated to opening the gates between music, dance, and drama; between cultures; between the unconscious and the conscious; between emotion, mind and spirit. Open Gate is both an ensemble and a creative collective, combining image with sound, voice with movement, and poetics with light; Open Gate strives for a theatre that is both passionate and numinous. Open Gate is a unique approach to theatre; unified in its expression and impulse, diverse in its sources and disciplines. For more information, contact Artistic Director Will Salmon 626.795.4989

Mastery Of JAZZ A Hint From The Wes Montgomery Story
We were commenting on Buddy Montgomery's Birthday, January 31st on Facebook led us reminiscence of this story his older brother Wes Montgomery the great Jazz Guitarist. 


Wes Montgomery's great Jazz guitar style came from LOVE of his family. He had a day job when he was coming up so he had to practice at night and he did not want to wake up his wife and children, practicing very softly and quietly let to his style of playing. 

Well lucky him that is exactly one of the keys to master JAZZ, "play each sound slowly, softly and quietly like going under your skin" said and say by Many Jazz Masters. We also know great Jazz players practice like this for many hours a day. This way, one can develop the great sense of touch and strength, sounds refine and get bigger naturally with effortless ease, resonate with everything and ring eternally. So as playing fast will be easier too . . It's truly a win win situation :))) It requires discipline to practice this way and the result is significant! It's exactly as the TAI JI & Qigong practices too, they help us rise ENERGY - Life Force to endure JAZZ discipline!!! Put one's self in that mode to practice and taking time can be hard at times, it also might require a kind of life style to do so. We hear many JAZZ players nowadays with complex technical facilities, sounds impressive and exciting. But sounds tight and dry, noisy and not complete. They might probably are not taking time for this kind of discipline . . . 

The TIME well spent for the Mastery of JAZZ is PRECIOUS we witness. The sounds will last a long long time and deep to hearts of people through generations "Timeless and Ageless" Everything will pay off at the end!

Michael performed with Buddy Montgomery at a JAZZ festival in Minnesota. Michael also performed with Wes Montgomery, at the John Coltrane Quartet, John Coltrane, Jimmy Gallison, Elvin Jones, and McCoy Tyner with Eric Dolphy, the gig in San Francisco 1965 as a special guest.


Wes Montgomery - Impression 1965 : Wes Montgomery (guitar), Harold Mabern (piano), Arthur Harper (bass), Jimmy Lovelace (drums) who was our dear friend, great touch we miss him too !
MWQ's LIVE At The Sputnik Launching In 1957

In January 25 2011 at the state of union, president OBAMA mentioned about "SPUTNIK moment" . . . then Michael said  "At that moment SPUTNIK - the world first Russian Satelite - launching, I was with my band Michael White Quartet at the Channel 5's Studio in San Francisco playing music LIVE "  For the Michael White Quartet , it was the another cosmic moment!  As JAZZ musicians, it was a perfect way to spend the magical moment!!!

 

It was October 4th 1957

 

We are wondering if the program ARCHIVE still available ??? Maybe with recent highlights about SPUTNIK MOMENT, the video archive might appear on Youtube to us to see it and hear it??? . . . maybe . . . Michael added that "This opportunity arose way before the band released any albums . . . " We guessed the TV miraculously found the very Kozmic Groove band in town :))))))

UCLA Live Presents Alice Coltrane Tribute Dec. 5 All-star evening includes performances from McCoy T
UCLA Live Presents Alice Coltrane Tribute Dec. 5 All-star evening includes performances from McCoy Tyner, Kyp Malone, Nels Cline, Han Bennink, Daniel Carter, Michael White & Leisei Chen, Radha Botofasina, plus Flying Lotus and special guests
Show: December 5th, 2010 : Alice Coltrane Tribute

Alice Coltrane Tribute 12/05/10 @Royce Hall

 

Sunday December 5th, 2010 : 7 PM - 

@ Royce Hall : UCLA Live!

340 Royce Dr., Los Angeles, California 90095

tel. 310.825.4401 

$28/38/48 ($15 UCLA students)

BUY TICKETS

 

Alice Coltrane Tribute featuring McCoy Tyner, Kyp Malone, Nels Cline, Han Bennink, Daniel Carter, Michael White & Leisei Chen, Radha Botofasina, Flying Lotus and special guests

A host of all-star musicians pay tribute to jazz legend Alice Coltrane at UCLA, the site of her historic 1976 recording Transfiguration. Led by Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio, Rain Machine) and co-curated by famed record producer Ian Brennan, the night will feature inspirational and improvisatory music with jazz keyboard legend and John Coltrane collaborator McCoy Tyner, guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco), acclaimed Dutch free-improvisation drummer Han Bennink, free jazz saxophone great Daniel Carter, jazz violin pioneer Michael White with vocalist Leisei Chen and harpist and vocalist Radha Botofasina--plus Alice Coltrane’s great-nephew and rising modern rock/electronic star Flying Lotus and others. Lineup subject to change. Lineup subject to change. Supported by the Ginny Mancini Endowment for Vocal Performance : Media Sponsor 89.3 KPCC

 

"One Rare Special Guests Appearance Michael & Leisei DUO"

Michael White's musical history with John & Alice Coltrane - In 1965, Michael White has appeared in San Francisco, as a special guest with The John Coltrane Quartet, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Gallison, Elvin Jones, along with Wes Mongomery and Eric Dolphy. In 70' the Impulse! Recording Tours - the Michael White Quartet together with bands and groups of Alice Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders, Archie Shepp, John Klemmer nationally and internationally at major colleges and festivals. In 1971, Michael credited in John Coltrane "Infinity" album as a violinist of the string section. in 1974, Michael joined the recording on Joe Henderson's album "Elements" with Alice Coltrane. Michael performed with Alice Coltrance, Tootie Heath, and others at one of the black community parks in Los Angeles in 80'.

 

Show: November 19th, 2010 : MWQ UNIT2 @Blue Whale

Friday November 19th, 2010 : 9 PM - Midnight

@ Blue Whale in Little Tokyo

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, Los Angeles

tel. 213.620.0908 

$10 at door

Free Parking With Validation : Parking Entrance is on 2nd st. between los angeles and san pedro

 

"Reflecting On Beauty, Season And Spirits Of Sharing"

Michael White Quintet UNIT2

Michael White Violin, Leisei Chen Vocals-Voice-Percussion, Timothy Young Guitar, Jon Ossman Acoustic Bass, Danny Frankel Percussion

 

CD "Voices" $15, CD "Voice Of Brazil" $10 on Sale At This Show

Show: September 10th, 2010 : MWQ UNIT2 @Blue Whale

Friday September 10th, 2010 : 9 PM - Midnight

@ Blue Whale in Little Tokyo

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, Los Angeles

tel. 213.620.0908 

$10 at door

Free Parking With Validation : Parking Entrance is on 2nd st. between los angeles and san pedro

 

Michael White Quintet UNIT2

Michael White Violin, Leisei Chen Vocals-Voice-Percussion, Timothy Young Guitar, Jon Ossman Acoustic Bass, Danny Frankel Percussion

 

We will cover Original Music from our albums "VOICES" and "THE LAND OF SPIRIT AND LIGHT", Jazz Classics, Latin/Brazilian Music, Spontaneous Sounds & Rare Grooves. 

CD "Voices" $15, CD "Voice Of Brazil" $10 on Sale At This Show

Billboard 09.04.71 "ABC Free Form Convention"


Billboard 09.04.71 "ABC Free Form Convention" - Page 8 -

"MICHAEL WHITE, free form violinist, performs while being recorded live at the Kabuki Theatre. His album is slated for early fall release. Other artists from the Impulse and ABC/Dunhill line who 'helped wind up the convention included Mel Brown, John Lee Hooker, Clifford Coviter, John Klemmer and Danny Cox. . . "

Early fall release probably means Michael's First Impulse Release "Spirit Dance". We were wondering if there is the LIVE recording still exist from this convention?