September 28, 2014 Los Angeles, CA
Sunday
2014 Angeles City Jazz Festival
Barnsdall Art Park
 

Appear as Michael White Trio - Michael White violin, Leisei Chen voice-vocals-percussion-qigong, Jason Schimmel guitar at the outdoor stage. 

Brad Dutz Quartet : 2:30pm
Gavin Templeton Trio : 3:30pm

Daniel Rosenboom Quintet: 5:30pm
Azar Lawrence Trio : 6:30pm

Ages: All Ages   $20 Suggested Donation

April 10, 2014 Los Angeles, CA
Thursday
MICHAEL WHITE & LEISEI CHEN DUO
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Open at 6PM


Premiere: Inspirations for "Orbit" at 8:30pm

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 at 9:00pm

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.

June 29, 2013 Los Angeles, CA
Saturday
Studio Recording : Orbit
Knobworld
 

Michael White Quintet - Michael White violin, Leisei Chen vocals, Michael Howell guitar, Heshima Mark Williams bass, Kenneth Nash percussion will studio-record extra tracks for "Orbit".

June 28, 2013 Los Angeles, CA
Friday
Department Of Cultural Affairs COLA Artist Project
Grand Performances
 

“Orbit” is commissioned by the Department Of Cultural Affairs, composed by the Living Legend Jazz Violinist Michael White as the prestigeous COLA (City Of Los Angeles) 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. 

Sharing the stage with a beautiful fellow performing artist, indian choreographer, dancer, writer and designer Malathi Iyengar and her dance company, will premiere her new work "Love Trajectory".

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

May 19, 2013 Los Angeles, CA
Sunday
2013 City Of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships : Visual Arts Exhibition
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
 

2013 C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowships

 

 

 

 

 

 

HONORING A SPECTRUM OF THE CITY’S MOST CREATIVE ARTISTS

2013 C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowships Visual Arts Exhibition : Opening Reception. "Inspirations For Orbit" video by Michael White & Leisei Chen will be installed at the exhibition. Free Admission. More Info. LAMAG

May 19, 2013 Los Angeles, CA
Sunday
2013 C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowships Visual Arts Exhibition
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
 
Ages: All Ages
May 17, 2013 Pasadena, CA
Friday
First Annual OSUM Gala
Noor Events
 

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

May 17, 2013 Pasadena, CA
Friday
The First Annual OSUM Gala
Noor
 
Ages: All Ages
April 17, 2013 Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday
ArtsDay 2013
Los Angeles City Hall
 

Michael & Leisei will attend the special reception & council meeting for ArtsDay 2013, Arts For LA invited by Department Of Cultural Affairs, Michael as the DCA COLA Fellowship Grantee. Celebrating ARTS & CULTURE in the City Of Los Angeles!

ArtsDay 2013 Banner

September 1, 2012 Tucson, AZ
Saturday
Jake Feinberg Show
Radio Interview KWFM 1330 the Star
 
Ages: All Ages
June 10, 2012 Los Angeles, CA
Sunday
Live Radio Interview
KXLU 88.9FM
 

"The Jazz Journey" hosted by Eddie Becton 

June 10, 2012 Los Angeles, CA
Sunday
"The Jazz Journey" hosted by Eddie Becton
Radio Interview KXLU 88.9fm
 
Ages: All Ages
May 20, 2012 Oakland, CA
Sunday
The Sunday Concert With Michael White Quintet
EastSide Cultural Center
 

Ages: All Ages. $15

Michael White-Violin, Leisei Chen-Vocals, Muziki Duane Roberson-Piano-Vibes, Kash Killion -Bass-Cello, Kenneth Nash-percussion. All proceeds benefit the annual Malcolm X JazzArts Festival

 

May 19, 2012 Oakland, CA
Saturday
The Malcolm X JazzArts Festival
San Antonio Park
 

Ages: All Ages. Free

String Summit / Billy Bang Tribute with special guest violinist Michael White : Muziki Duane Roberson-Piano, Tarika Lewis, Sandi Poindexter, India Cooke-Violins, Leisei Chen-vocals, Kash Killion -Cello  Eric Hunt-Bass, Greg German-Drums, Kenneth Nash-Percussion

May 18, 2012 Oakland, CA
Friday
Wanda's Pick Online Radio
Blog Talk Radio
 
Ages: All Ages
May 14, 2012 Berkeley, CA
Monday
Transitions On Traditions
KPFA FM 94.1
  Muziki Duane Robertson

Ages: All Ages
October 1, 2011 San Pedro, CA
Saturday
tour the ARTS.MWQ
Croatian Cultural Center Of Greater Los Angeles
  Artist Evrika Zatikian (EVO)
AlmaNova DUO
Michael White Quintet UNIT2

Ages: All Ages
July 23, 2011 Los Angeles, CA
Saturday
CELEBRATING THE COMMUNITY BAND: AN EVENING OF ARKESTRY
Grand Performances
 

CELEBRATING THE COMMUNITY BAND: AN EVENING OF ARKESTRY

Michael White & Leisei Chen will be joining Build An Ark as special guests amongst others. Grand Performances anniversary celebration continues with this program featuring the renowned Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra and Build An Ark. Conceived by Carlos Niño (KPFK), the concert brings together PAPA’s 50 years tradition of fearless experimental jazz with a decade’s worth of soul-stirring astral vibes from Build an Ark. Get ready to plunge into the musical flow as collective creativity and ensemble improvisation ride the universal waves. This presentation honors the legacy of C. Bernard Jackson.

November 19, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Friday
Michael White Quintet UNIT2
Blue Whale
 

$10 at door : All Ages : Free Parking With Validation

Parking Entrance is on 2nd st. between los angeles and san pedro

September 10, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Friday
Michael White Quintet UNIT2
Blue Whale
 

$10 at door : All Ages : Free Parking With Validation

Parking Entrance is on 2nd st. between los angeles and san pedro

July 2, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Friday
Michael White Quintet UNIT2
Blue Whale
 

MWQ UNIT2 : Michael White Violin, Leisei Chen Vocals-Voice-Percussion, Timothy Young Guitar, Jon Ossman Acoustic Bass, Danny Frankel Percussion 

 

$10 at door : All Ages : Free Parking With Validation

Parking Entrance is on 2nd st. between los angeles and san pedro

May 27, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Thursday
Cerebrating Birthdays of Michael White & Ceazs Hernandez & Otis Bennett
Regency West
 
Ages: All Ages
May 22, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Saturday
Spontaneous Inspiration For Jazz Improvision : Workshop & Live Performance
Cornerstone Music Conservatory
 

Workshop "Spontaneous Inspiration For Jazz Improvision"

Colors + Emotions + Sounds by Michael White & Leisei Chen

Jazz Violinist/Composer Michael White and Vocalist/Qigong teacher Leisei Chen, a musical and life partner lead the Michael White Quintet, created this workshop to explore one's originality through sounds, colors and energy.

 

Live Performance by Michael White violin, Leisei Chen vocals, Tim Young guitar, Danny Frankel percussion. CD "Voices"($15) & "Voice Of Brazil"($10) on sale.

Also Featuring The Cornerstone Kid's

 

This workshop/performance is sponsored by the Allegro Music Foundation benefiting Students with Disabilities.

May 15, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Saturday
Spontaneous Inspiration For Jazz Improvision : Workshop & Live Performance
Cornerstone Music Conservatory
 

 

 

Workshop "Spontaneous Inspiration For Jazz Improvision"

Colors + Emotions + Sounds by Michael White & Leisei Chen

Jazz Violinist/Composer Michael White and Vocalist/Qigong teacher Leisei Chen, a musical and life partner lead the Michael White Quintet, created this workshop to explore one's originality through sounds, colors and energy.

 

Live Performance by Michael White violin, Leisei Chen vocals, Tim Young guitar, Danny Frankel percussion. CD "Voices"($15) & "Voice Of Brazil"($10) on sale.

Also Featuring The Cornerstone Kid's

 

This workshop/performance is sponsored by the Allegro Music Foundation benefiting Students with Disabilities.

 

April 22, 2010 Leimert, CA
Thursday
Living Legends & More Jazz Panel Discussion & Jam Session
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! 

 

April 11, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Sunday
Beat Swap Meet 2 Year Anniversary!
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