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Michael Weiss Wins BMI/Thelonious Monk Competition

From News, posted 9.10.00 BMI jazz composer Michael Weiss, one of the most fluent and flexible jazz pianists of his generation, has won the 8th annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition, sponsored by BMI. Weiss, 42, was awarded a $10,000 grand prize for his composition "El Camino," a smartly tailored song bathed… Read more...


Monk Competition Takes Michael Weiss to a Higher Level

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.31.00 BMI jazz composer Michael Weiss has long been one of the most fluent and flexible jazz pianists of his generation. But in recent years, his music has ascended to a higher level of creativity and individuality. Why? He's turned his attention to composition. "It's made all the difference… Read more...