Jazz Pianist & Composer Michael Wolff Set for Retrospective Hosted by Comedian Lewis Black
Wolff recalls, "I met Lewis in the 80's when he was running the downstairs at the West Bank. I was performing there with a singer, and during a break, I did a quick and humorous musical piece on piano that the audience had a really good time with. Lewis thought I was funny, and he invited me to perform again at their Saturday midnight free show...where I learned to be funnier. I remember it as one of those times where I found my 'voice' onstage - and an upbeat way to connect with my audiencE. Lewis and I have been friends ever since."
The show will feature an array of top musicians, and will feature a combination of material from Wolff's releases with Impure Thoughts as well as Wolff & Clark Expedition. Wolff plans a mix of solo piano, piano duos with bass, sax, Tablas and more. He will also preview tracks from his upcoming solo piano album, 'Zenith'. Additional details about the album will be announced soon.
IF YOU GO:
An Evening with Pianist/Composer Michael Wolff
Hosted by Comedian Lewis Black
West Bank Cafe
Sunday, March 12
7 pm, One show
Badal Roy tablas
Alex Foster Sax
Mike Clark drums
Victor Jones drums
Ben Allison Bass
Mino Cinelu Percussion
Performance will include a mix of solo piano, piano duos with bass, sax, Tablas and more. Featuring music from Impure Thoughts, Wolff & Clark Expedition. Premieres of solo piano songs from Wolff's upcoming album, 'Zenith'.
In other live performance news, Wolff will perform at Snug Harbor in New Orleans for two nights, March 3rd and 4th, joined by Mike Clark, and will also perform on the West Coast in May. More touring news here.