Michael's First Appearance With Impulse Recordings


"Astral Traveling" A Memorable Recording. The producer Ed Mitchell called Michael one day asking him to join the recording and being BIRD SOUNDS. This Recording led to sign by Impulse with His leading FIVE Recordings "Spirit Dance"71' "Pneuma" 72' "The Land Of Spirit And Light" 73' "Father Music Mother Dance" 74' "Go With The Flow" 74'. The Impulse Tours with Bands of Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, John Klemmer and Michael White Quartet for major International Jazz Festivals appearances, Jazz Camps, Colleges * . * See Below "Program Set For 73' Montreux Festival" What a lineup!!!



A Very Supportive Environment with Impulse Recordings. Artists were free to express their music through his/her musical visions fully without restrictions or demands. Michael also was in order to keep all his mechanical rights of his compositions as well as his band member's compositions for all five recordings.

What a blessing!

Pharoah and Michael were known each other way back and played together around 1948 in Oakland. Pharoah came from the Little Rock Arkansas so his nick name was "Little Rock". They formed a group called "Oakland Raiders" with Young Jazz Greats in Oakland such as Ed Kelly, Smiley Winters, Skippy Warren etc. They went to Jazz Clubs in San Francisco often to have Jazz Jam Battles with "San Francisco Raiders" :))))))))))

william, pharoah, michael @catalina's 11.08.08 photo by leisei chen
Show: July 2, 2010 : MWQ UNIT2 @Blue Whale

Michael White Quintet UNIT2 The First JAZZ Club appearance here in Los Angeles!!!  For experiencing our music and live performance as well as the newly opened live Jazz bar "Blue Whale" which has a great acoustic listening environment, separate modern ambience bar area where friendly bartenders serve beautiful cocktails with delicious korean fusion dishes!

 

Friday July 2nd, 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

Show: May 22, 2010 @ Cornerstone Music Conservatory

Workshop "Spontaneous Inspiration For Jazz Improvision"  Colors + Emotions + Sounds by Michael White & Leisei Chen + Live Performance by Michael White Quartet, Michael White violin, Leisei Chen vocals, Tim Young guitar, Danny Frankel percussion.CD "Voices"($15) & "Voice Of Brazil"($10) for sale.

 

Contact: Ann Pittel : Email. musicorner@aol.com

Admission: Adult $15 : Children (under 10 yrs.old) $10

Reservation highly recommended

 

This Workshop is a funraiser for The Allegro Foundation (www.allegrofoundation.net) "A Champion for Children with Disabilities" is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that combines movement instruction with educational and medical expertise, creating a new vehicle to teach children with disabilities and enhance their quality of life.

Show: May 15, 2010 @ Cornerstone Music Conservatory

Workshop "Spontaneous Inspiration For Jazz Improvision"  Colors + Emotions + Sounds by Michael White & Leisei Chen + Live Performance by Michael White Quartet, Michael White violin, Leisei Chen vocals, Tim Young guitar, Danny Frankel percussion.CD "Voices"($15) & "Voice Of Brazil"($10) for sale.

 

Contact: Ann Pittel : Email. musicorner@aol.com

Admission: Adult $15 : Children (under 10 yrs.old) $10

Reservation highly recommended

 

This Workshop is a funraiser for The Allegro Foundation (www.allegrofoundation.net) "A Champion for Children with Disabilities" is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that combines movement instruction with educational and medical expertise, creating a new vehicle to teach children with disabilities and enhance their quality of life.

News: Certificate Of Recognition From U.S. Senate


STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Senate

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

Michael White


WHEREAS Michael White was born May 24, 1930 in Houston, Texas and raised in Oakland, California. At the age of 7, Michael picked up the violin and hasn't put it down since; and 

        WHEREAS Michael White is a jazz violinist/ composer/ educator; and

WHEREAS Michael introduced the violin into the free jazz scenes of the Bay Area and New York, playing with luminaries such as Sun Ra and Pharoah Sanders; and 

WHEREAS Jazz gives a powerful voice to the African American experience and is born of a diverse society, uniting people across the divides of race, region, and national boundaries, and draws from life experience and human emotion; and 

WHEREAS over his long and distinguished career, Michael White performed and worked with many Jazz Legends; such as John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, John Handy, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Stevie Wonder, Sonny Simmons and many others; and

WHEREAS Michael White's CD Voices "Mechanical Man" in Song-Jazz Category was an 2007 Winner in The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs); and

WHEREAS Michael White's voice and violin has a profound effect on his listeners around the world; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED BY SENATOR RODERICK D. WRIGHT, on this twenty-second day of April 2010, That Michael White be commended for his remarkable talent and dedication to the art of Jazz, and extended sincere best wishes for continued success in the future.


(signature)
RODERICK D. WRIGHT
MEMBER OF THE SENATE 25th DISTRICT
CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE


News: Certificate Of Special Recognition From U.S. House Of Representatives



Certificate Of Special Recognition
presented to

Michael White

on the occasion of being honored as a Living Legend by The Jammin 
Foundation; and in recognition of  your outstanding contributions to 
Jazz Music in Los Angeles and around the world; your commitment
to maintaining jazz music and protecting the legacies of jazz 
musicians, has earned you this esteemed honor from your peers


(signature)
Maxine Waters
Member of Congress 
35th District, California
On this 22nd Day of April, 2010
News: Certificate Of Recognition From California Legislature Assembly



California Legislature 
Assembly

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

April 22, 2010

Michael White
Musician

On behalf of myself and the Constituents of the 48th Assembly
District, I congratulate you on your many achievements and 
contributions to the world of Jazz, an African American Art 
Form. 

Best Wishes on all future endeavors.

(signature) 
Mike Davis
MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY
48th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE
News: Surprise At The Event

We were so surprised and still feel elated, because Michael received the Certificate Of Recognition from the California State Legislature Assembly, the U.S. House of Representative and Senate at the Living Legends & More Panel Discussion & Jam Session presented by Jammin Foundation and Linda Morgan, Ms. SmoothAhead Jazz in April 22, 2010 !!! We did not know this was happening :)))) They were taking pictures and video taping . . . Wow totally surprised us!!!!! After the celebration, we performed with Jacques Lesure trio at the jam session, Leisei sung "Day Dream" and Michael played "Summer Time" with the trio. Thank you for everyone who supported this occasion. We are humbled and deeply touched :)
Leisei's Birthday

We celebrated Leisei's Birthday at the LA Zoo . . . We got there around 2 PM ahhh . . . All the animals were taking naps :) Well we still loved the landscape of the Zoo and light Spring breeze felt on our faces while riding the shuttle bus. Inspired by their colors, sounds & rhythms. So ORGANIC!

 

S-MWQ Blog Updates

Michael's Certificate Of Recognition from California Assembly, US House Of Representitives, and Senate posted at our blog. Please visit http://s-mwq-blog.blogspot.com

News: Leisei's Birthday

We celebrated Leisei's Birthday at the LA Zoo . . . We got there around 2 PM ahhh . . . All the animals were taking naps :) Well we still loved the landscape of the Zoo and light Spring breeze felt on our faces while riding the shuttle bus. Inspired by their colors, sounds & rhythms. So ORGANIC!

Show: Apr 22, 2010 @ Regency West Supper Club

Jammin Foundation and Linda Morgan, Ms. SmoothAhead Jazz Presents Living Legends & More Jazz Panel Discussion & Jam Session. As we celebrate "Jazz Appreciation Month" Moderated by Bubba Jackson & Tommy Hawkins. Panelists: Larry Nash, Ndugu Chancler, Bennie Maupin, John Daniel Stephens & James Benson. Honoring, Multi-Instrumentalist, Buddy Collette, & Violinist, Michael White. Jammin Jazz Ensemble will be in the house with it's Music Director, Jacques Lesure. "The Status of Jazz" & "Protecting The Legacy of Jazz & Jazz Musicians". Early Arrival is strongly suggested! 

 

Michael White Phone Interview by DJ Sesqui

Michael White will be phone interviewed by DJ Sesqui for his radio show in Portland, Oregon called "Astral Traveling" on KBOO 90.7 FM about his amazing career. Stay tune for the airing schedule! 

Show: Apr 11, 2010 @ Grandstar Jazz Club

Michael White & Leisei Chen of Michael White Quintet will sell and sign CDs "Voices" & "Voice Of Brazil" at this event! Over 30 Invited Vendors & Collectors Buying Selling & Trading Records from all over The World. BLUES - DISCO - FUNK - HIP HOP - JAZZ - PUNK - REGGAE - ROCK - SOUL - WORLD

NEW Michael White Quintet Official Website!

Enjoy The Vibrations Of Colors!