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.


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