Atlanta native Michael Feinberg is, at only 25 years old, on the verge of becoming a major sensation in jazz circles, with the LA Weekly noting that he “is fast approaching giant status in NYC.”
Now with the release of his new album Whatever Possessed Me, Feinberg – who has conducted master classes and clinics at Emory University, Georgia State University, the University of Miami and many other colleges – is bringing his quartet home for four intimate shows in as many nights in the metro Atlanta area. On April 12th, they’ll perform in the comfortably divey basement of the Elliott Street Deli & Pub in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill neighborhood. On April 13th and 14th they’ll head north of town for two nights at Alpharetta jazz club The Velvet Note. And finally on April 15th they’ll play at Chairs in East Point.
A mix of live and studio recordings, Whatever Possessed Me serves as a journey through some of Feinberg’s biggest influences, and includes selections from icons such as John Coltrane and Thad Jones; Feinberg’s rendition of the latter’s “Lycra, Too?” features Grammy-winning Atlanta tenor saxophonist Kebbi Williams.