Jazz on the Wing - The Michael Weiss Quartet
Approximate running time: 2 hours
300 University Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9
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Senior / Elder (65 and Over): $25.00
Youth (19 and Under): $18.00
Special season ticket offer until November 5th ,2022 - 5 for the price of 4:
Only available in-person or by calling the Box Office 667-8574. Box Office hours: 1:00pm to 4:00pm Monday to Friday
Senior / Elder (65 and Over): $100.00
Youth (19 and Under): $72.00
Jazz on the Wing – FROM NEW YORK The Michael Weiss Quartet
The veteran jazz critic Ira Gitler probably summed it up best: "The music of Michael Weiss has those qualities which touch the heart, the soul, the mind and the 'call it whachawanna'."
Born 1958, Michael Weiss is a jazz pianist and composer best known for his fifteen-year association with legendary saxophonist Johnny Griffin.
Weiss was born in Dallas, Texas. After completing a bachelor of music degree from Indiana University, Weiss moved to New York City in 1982 touring that year with singer Jon Hendricks. He has worked with George Coleman, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin, Slide Hampton, Tom Harrell, Jimmy Heath, Charles McPherson, and Gerry Mulligan. Weiss presented a New York tribute concert to Horace Silver, who he credits as "one of his earliest and longest lasting influences."
In 2000, he was the grand prize winner in the BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute's Composers Competition. In 1989, he won second prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, and in 2002, he received a composition commission from Chamber Music America.
As a soloist and bandleader, Weiss has been featured on the television and radio programs CBS News Nightwatch, Live from Lincoln Center, Jazzset, Piano Jazz, and the Jazz Piano Christmas Special. In addition to performing, composing and recording, Weiss has been committed to jazz education throughout his career.
Michael Weiss – piano, Cory Weeds – saxophone, Jesse Cahill – drums, John Lee – upright bass
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