Michael Weiss, piano
David Wong, bass
Pete Van Nostrand, drums

Pianist, composer and arranger Michael Weiss has forged a formidable career working in the bands of jazz legends Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Benny Golson and the Jazztet, Slide Hampton, George Coleman, Frank Wess and Jimmy Heath, as well as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Mingus Epitaph Orchestra. Weiss' fifteen year association with Griffin, yielded four recordings and annual tours in the USA and around the world. As a band leader, Weiss has headlined at the Village Vanguard, Detroit Jazz Festival, Detroit Symphony Hall and Smithsonian Institution. NPR radio appearances include PianoJazz with Marion McPartland and Making the Music with Wynton Marsalis. As a composer Weiss is a two-time Doris Duke/Chamber Music America New Works grant recipient and was the grand prize winner of the 2000 BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute's Composition Competition presented to him by Wayne Shorter.