Friday, April 4, 2014

Michael White & Leisei Chen Duo at Play

Thursday April 10th, 2014
Open at 6PM, Performance at 8:30PM @ Play
1018 S. Santa Fe Ave. Los Angeles CA 90021

Premiere: Inspirations for "Orbit"
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
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. All Ages.

Contact-Culator: Brian Esquivel : 214.808.9032 :

Friday, February 28, 2014

MWQ UNIT2 For Free Public Concerts

Michael White Quintet UNIT2 will be available  
featured at your Free Public Concert
in July-October 2014

You can apply for a concert if you represent a
Park, Juvenile Hall, Civic Center, Library, Probation Camp, Senior Citizen Center, Hospital, Arts Organization, Non-profit Performance Venue

The Online Application Deadline on 
Monday March 10, 2014 at 5pm

The application and program guidelines link:

Sunday, May 19, 2013

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.

Friday, April 19, 2013

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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." - All Ages : Free

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013 ♡

photo by Leisei Chen
Happy Blessed New Year 2013!
明けましておめでとう! 恭喜恭喜!新年快乐!Buon anno! Bonne Année! Շնորհավոր Նոր տարի! sretna Nova godina! Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! glückliches neues Jahr!ευτυχές το νέο έτος! 새해 많이 받으세요! Godt Nyttår! feliz Ano Novo! срећна Нова Година! ¡feliz año nuevo! heri ya mwaka mpya! gott nytt år! Chúc mng năm mi! سال نو مبارک! masaya bagong taon! gembira tahun baru! onnellista uutta vuotta! नया साल मुबारक
Leisei Chen & Michael White
Michael White Quintet