Arthur White & Merge play in the Blue Room on Saturday, May 26th at 8:30 pm.
Dr. Arthur White, an ANDREAS EASTMAN Jazz and Saxophone Artist, is a nationally recognized composer, arranger, educator, and is enjoying a renaissance as a touring saxophonist. All About Jazz calls White’s ensembles “solidly impressive”, while referring to his “virile tenor solos”, “scorching alto broadsides”, and his ability to “vacate(s) the podium to fashion ‘splendid’ tenor solos…”.
White performs throughout the US, though he keeps his home, and roots firmly planted, in the Midwest with his wife Megan, his son Sam, and his dog Lily. He performs as a full-time member with Kansas City’s iconic Boulevard Big Band, St. Louis’s Dave Dickey Big Band, and MERGE, his original jazz quintet. He is also a frequent collaborator with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and the Jim Widner Big Band. His debut album, recorded in August 2017, will be released this fall on the Artists Recording Collective label.