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Jazz Presents | Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts

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

School of Jazz Performance Space, Room I531, 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


Event Type

Music Performances


General Public


Performing Arts


Mannes School of Music, School of Jazz


Music, Jazz


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

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