Dr Michael White's New Orleans Jazz Quartet @ Arts Garage Saturday
Dr. Michael White has been instrumental in keeping alive the New Orleans jazz tradition of his ancestors, some of whom were among the earliest jazz musicians. A professor of Spanish and African American Music at Xavier University in New Orleans, White has become well known on the jazz scene. He performs, writes and lectures on jazz, and is among a very few current clarinetists to develop an original authentic interpretation of the exciting New Orleans style.
White has performed and/or recorded with noted musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton and Marcus Roberts. He has played on numerous highly acclaimed recordings, including his own critically acclaimed Crescent City Serenade and New Years at the Village Vanguard.
Dr. White has been given numerous awards and recognition for his contributions, including the rank of Chevalier of Arts and Letters by the French Government in 1987 and a National Heritage Fellowship Award by the National Endowment of the Arts in 2008.
Arts Garage is located at 94 NE Second Ave in Delray Beach. Tickets are $30, $40, and $45 at artsgarage.org