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Jazz Presents | Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance Space, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Pianist and composer Michael Wolff made his recording debut with Cal Tjader in the mid 70’s and went on to play and record with Airto and Flora Purim, Cannonball Adderly, Sonny Rollins, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, and Nancy Wilson. He has performed with and conducted over 25 symphony orchestras worldwide. For five years in the 90’s Michael was band leader and musical director of the Arsenio Hall television show.

Michael Wolff has released a dozen recordings to critical and popular acclaim.  His album, JUMPSTART, with Christian McBride and Tony Williams, won the GOLD DISK AWARD in Japan. Wolff has recently formed a new band, Wolff & Clark Expedition, with drummer Mike Clark. Their new album, Wolff & Clark  Expedition, was released in February, 2013 on Random Act Records, and quickly rose to the top of the Jazz Charts.

For this evening's performance, Michael will be joined by a special version of his band Impure Thoughts, an incredible group of international musicians hailing from France, Israel, India, and from Louisiana and Oregon in the United States. 

Michael Wolff*, piano/keys
Or Bareket**, bass
Jeff Boudreaux, drums
Badal Roy, tablas
Hailey Niswanger, alto and soprano sax
Mino Cinelu, percussion

*New School faculty
**New School student

 

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Event Type

Music Performances

Audience

General Public

Division

Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Theme

Performing Arts

Topic

Music, Jazz

Cost

$10, free for students and seniors with valid I.D. No reservations, first come first seated.

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