Pianist Michael Weiss, grand prize winner of the 2000 BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute Composers Competition, has established a formidable reputation working with such names as Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Frank Wess, George Coleman, Jimmy Heath, Lou Donaldson, and Wynton Marsalis. In addition to his demand as a sideman, Weiss' role as bandleader, recording artist, composer, arranger and educator have earned him accolades from both audiences and critics:
"...one of the most dynamic young pianists in jazz"
"...focuses the intensity of a tune as well as any pianist in mainstream jazz"
New York Times
"...writes with thought-provoking originality"
"...one of the most dependable pianists on the scene"
The New Yorker
Michael Weiss - piano, Cory Weeds - tenor saxophone, John Lee - bass and Jesse Cahill - drums