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      .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ......Biography of Dr. Michael White......Dr. Michael White, who was born and raised in New Orleans, is related to such pioneering jazz musicians as bassist Papa John Joseph (who was an associate of Buddy Bolden), and clarinetists Willie Joseph and Earl Fouc... read more

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      ......Biography of Dr. Michael White......Dr. Michael White, who was born and raised in New Orleans, is related to such pioneering jazz musicians as bassist Papa John Joseph (who was an associate of Buddy Bolden), and clarinetists Willie Joseph and Earl Fouche (who recorded with Sam Morgan in 1927). In addition to being a major performer whose clarinet style is inspired by the Creole and blues playing of Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Edmond Hall, George Lewis, Barney Bigard and Omer Simeon, Dr. Michael White has many other accomplishments. He has appeared on more than three dozen recordings, including 11 CDs of his own, three of which are on Basin Street Records: A Song for George Lewis, Jazz from the Soul of New Orleans and Dancing in the Sky. .... He has traveled the world, performing in over two dozen countries, and his was the first traditional New Orleans jazz band to play at the legendary Village Vanguard, where he has been a regular for 16 years. After teaching Spanish for over twenty years, White currently holds the Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities at Xavier University. He is also featured in several dozen books, has written scores of essays that have appeared in journals, books and encyclopedias, has worked on over two dozen documentary films and worked with Wynton Marsalis in creating major concert tributes to the early New Orleans jazz greats. ....Dr. White is a classically trained musician who began his jazz musical career as a teenager playing for Doc Paulin's Brass Band in New Orleans. He was a member of an incarnation of the Fairview Baptist Church Marching Band, established by banjoist Danny Barker. He was discovered by Kid Sheik Colar, who heard him onstage performing in Jackson Square in the French Quarter. He began working with the musician regularly following the encounter. A staunch jazz tradionalist, White can be heard on the 1989 album "The Majesty of the Blues" by Wynton Marsalis. Wynton also appears on White's 1990 album titled "Crescent City Serenade", along with musicians Wendell Brunious and Walter Payton.....Dr. White has led several bands in the New Orleans area, and has accompanied various artists on other recording projects. Since 1979 he has played in the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, founded by clarinetist John Casimir sometime in the 1940s. During the 1980s he also led a band called The New Orleans Hot Seven. Performing "A Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton" in concert with them at the Lincoln Center in New York City in 1989 led to a favorable review by Jon Pareles in the New York Times shortly after. .... On May 25, 2004, a selection from White's album "Dancing in the Sky" ("Algiers Hoodoo Woman") was broadcast on NPR's All Songs Considered. The "Dancing in the Sky" album is mostly original compositions by White. In 1981, Dr. White founded The Original Liberty Jazz Band with the express intent of preserving the musical heritage of New Orleans. The group performed an end-of-year concert at the Village Vanguard every year starting in the early 1990s. ....On May 13, 2006 White performed "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" at the Tulane University commencement ceremony. Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton were in attendance at the ceremony. Mr. Clinton was moved to make a remark about the performance during his speech. He said, "It was played the way [New Orleans Traditional Jazz] bands have always done it. At first low, weeping, sorrowful."

      On Blue Crescent as throughout his musical life, Dr. Michael White keeps New Orleans jazz alive not only by celebrating the past but by creating new music in the classic tradition. ....
      AWARDS EARNED by DR. MICHAEL WHITE..
      Royal Norwegian Musical Medal of Norway - 1995..
      Chevalier of Arts and Letterso of France - 1994..
      ..DR. WHITE'S DISCOGRAPHY....
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      .."Blue Crescent" | Basin Street Records..
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      ..2005..
      .."Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast" | Nonesuch Records
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      "Songs of New Orleans: Preservation Hall Jazz Band" Preservation Hall
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      ..2004..
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      .."Dancing in the Sky" | Basin Street Records ..
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      ..2002..
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      .."Jazz From the Soul of New Orleans" | Basin Street Records..
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      ..2000..
      .."A Song For George Lewis" | Basin Street Records
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      "A Tribute to Johnny Dodds" | Jazz Crusade Records
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      "Dance @ the Dew Drop" | GHB Records
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      "Shake It and Break It (expanded reissue)" | 504 Records ..
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      ..1992..
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      .."New Year's Eve Live at the Village Vanguard" | Antilles Records..
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      ..1990..
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      .."Crescent City Serenade" | Antilles Records ..
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      ..1989..
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      .."The Majesty Blues" | Columbia Records ..
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      ..1987..
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      .."Shake It and Break It" | 504 Records ..
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      ..1984..
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      .."T'Ain't Nobody's Business" | 504 Records..
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      ..1983..
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      .."Jazz Continues: Young Tuxedo Brass Band" | 504 Records..
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