Michael White Quintet UNIT2 - The Multi-Cultural Arts & Music Event "tour the ARTS.MWQ"
Artist Presentation + Exhibition + Live Performance
People Of All Colors And ARTS Coming Together For Humanity
tour the ARTS.MWQ" is the brainchild of Leisei Chen & Michael White, multi-cultured Jazz vocalist and living legend Jazz violinist, partners in life and music, and the founders of Michael White Quintet. The concept comes from their long-held vision to bring their Jazz group, the Michael White Quintet, to perform live with artists and at arts- centric venues, resulting in a diverse tour of multi-dimensional arts events worldwide. The group seeks to explore, expose, and experiment with their own artistic potential in collaboration with all disciplines of the arts and all cultures, based on the group's cornerstones of LOVE. HEALING. INSPIRATION. HOPE.
6: 30PM begins an artist presentation with the Arminian native, was born of a Greek mother and an Egyptian father Matiros MarHak Hakopian, LOVE and LOVE only LOVE artist will present his big paintings behind the stage and exhibit his abstract paintings through out the space, reciting his poetry, singing his composition with his guitar inspired by this project. Followed by the Mojacar Flamenco Duo, music and life partners guitarist Stephen Dick & vocalist/dancer Katarina Thomas who will perform traditional Flamenco music and dance as well as Stephen's compositions inspired by Jazz & Latin music. Then closing up with our band Michael White Quintet UNIT2 : Michael White violin, Leisei Chen vocals, Jason Schimmel guitar, Jon Ossman bass, Danny Frankel percussion, featuring Jazz Classics, Bossa Nova, Latin, and original compositions influenced by all culture.
6:30PM begins an artist presentation with the Arminian native Evrika Evo Zatikian, impressionist artist with emotional depths and colors who will be introduced by his dear friend MarHak. Evo will exhibit his paintings through out the space and demonstrate Live Portrait Paintings interacting with audiences and performers on stage through out the evening. Followed by the AlmaNova Duo, music and life partners, flutist Jessica Pierce & guitarist/composer Almer Imamovic who will perform the Innovative Chamber & Balkan Music as well as Almer's own composition inspired by Michael White. The closing will be our band Michael White Quintet UNIT2 : Michael White violin, Leisei Chen vocals, Timothy Young guitar, Jon Ossman bass, Danny Frankel percussion performing music inspired by colors and feelings.
6:30PM begins an artist presentation with the Bosnian native Mirza Todorovich, photographer, registered alpinist, graphic designer who will be introduced by the host Maya Bristow, president of the Croatian Cultural Center Of Greater Los Angeles. He will exhibite his art photos of Michael & Leisei as an artistic collaboration, amongst his other beautiful photo work. Followed by the Sitar virtuoso Paul Livingstone who will perform Raga Improvisations. And the grand finale will be our band Michael White Quintet UNIT2 : Michael White violin, Leisei Chen vocals, Timothy Young guitar, Jon Ossman bass, Danny Frankelpercussion will conclude by our performance inspired from the beautiful artistic collaborations of the entire event.
The World-Class Artists & Musicians from Armenia, Bosnia, China, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, India, Japan, Spain, Taiwan and USA. Abstract Paintings, Flamenco, Impressionist Paintings, Balkan, Chamber, Photography, Indian Raga and JAZZ in Artistic Collaborations. Based on LOVE. HEALING. INSPIRATION. HOPE."