- Video: "Inspirations For Orbit"
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
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"
“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.
ๆใใพใใฆใใใงใจใ! ๆญๅๆญๅ!ๆฐๅนดๅฟซไน๏ผBuon anno! Bonne Année! ีีถีธึีฐีกีพีธึ ีีธึ ีฟีกึีซ! sretna Nova godina! Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! glückliches neues Jahr!ευτυχฮญς το νฮญο ฮญτος! ์ํด ๋ณต ๋ง์ด ๋ฐ์ผ์ธ์! Godt Nyttår! feliz Ano Novo! ััะตัะฝะฐ ะะพะฒะฐ ะะพะดะธะฝะฐ! ¡feliz año nuevo! heri ya mwaka mpya! gott nytt år! Chúc mแปซng nฤm mแปi! ุณุงู ูู ู ุจุงุฑฺฉ! masaya bagong taon! gembira tahun baru! onnellista uutta vuotta! เคจเคฏเคพ เคธเคพเคฒ เคฎเฅเคฌเคพเคฐเค!
Leisei Chen & Michael White
Michael White Quintet
- A Heartfelt Exchange With Carole
Forgive me if I'm wrong but is this your music?
Yes your are right! Michael White's composition & music from X-Factor, Elektra/Asylum album in 1978. In 2010, it re-released in CD.
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 : )))
LOVE. HEALING. INSPIRATION. HOPE.
Leisei & 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.
- 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.
- The Land of Spirit and Light
- "Michael White is the embodiment of what made jazz cool, and he still plays a hell of a show! As jazz violinist Michael White, 82, sang โLet Love Be Your Magic Carpet Rideโ with his Quintet on Sunday night at the Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival in East Oakland, I leaned in my chair with my eyes closed, the sun still visible from too many glances at the solar eclipse and all I could think wasโฆ this is important. . . " [Read More...]
- 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, 2012Saturday 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 AgesSunday May 20th at 7PM - Sunday Concert With Michael White Quintet at the EastSide Cultural Center at 2277 International Blvd. $15, All Ages
- 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