MICHAEL WEISS

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Born in Dallas, Michael began piano studies at age six. Beyond his classical training, Weiss developed a quick ear picking out pop songs on the keyboard. At fifteen, he discovered the world of jazz at the Interlochen academy in Michigan. There Weiss studied arranging and subsequently penned several big band scores while in high school. He continued his studies at Indiana University while gaining invaluable bandstand experience with Indianapolis jazz veterans, Al Kiger and Pookie Johnson. After earning a bachelors degree, Weiss moved to New York and soon landed his first "name" gig with Jon Hendricks.

In the early eighties, Weiss was heard regularly as a member of the house band at the Star Cafe with Junior Cook. Engagements followed with the Junior Cook/Bill Hardman Quintet, Slide Hampton and Lou Donaldson. Weiss also had the opportunity to lead groups featuring such acclaimed soloists as David Fathead Newman, Pepper Adams, Frank Wess
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MICHAEL WEISS Michael Weiss Quintet : Presenting Michael Weiss album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Michael Weiss Quintet : Presenting Michael Weiss
Hard Bop 1986
MICHAEL WEISS Michael Weiss Quartet : Power Station album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Michael Weiss Quartet : Power Station
Hard Bop 1997
MICHAEL WEISS Milestones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Milestones
Hard Bop 1998
MICHAEL WEISS Soul Journey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Journey
Hard Bop 2003
MICHAEL WEISS Persistence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Persistence
Hard Bop 2022

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