michele faber

Michele Faber is a jazz pianist with impeccable credentials, having worked among the jazz greats, but who has also forged her own musical path.

With a sure melodic lyricism and natural rhythmic sense, she feels at home in many settings. The standards are an ever present fixture in her repertoire, but she brings to them her rich, harmonic vocabulary and unique interpretation. She is also a prolific composer, arranger, and lyricist. Her last two individual albums “Here We Go Again” and “Journey Back” clearly demonstrate her compositional prowess. Lucky to have been introduced to jazz by the legendary pianist Mary Lou Williams at Duke University, she later continued her tutelage under the direction of Warne Marsh, Gerald Wiggins, and Kent Glenn. She quickly became a sought after sideman, and vocal accompanist, and was the chosen pianist for Leroy Vinnegar in his regular duo gig.

Among the musicians she has worked along side are Buddy Collette, Gabe Baltazar, Jack Sheldon, Warne Marsh, Ray Pizzi, and Lorez Alexandria. Her own trios have included such names as Roy McCurdy, Harold Jones, Larance Marable, Tony Dumas, Richard Simon, and Andy Simpkins.

Now, resident in Barcelona, she continues to thrive. With her various formations,trio, quartet, quintet, and her own Brazilian group, Brazilian Magic, she continues delighting audiences with a music that is fresh and alive and always swinging.

festivals & concerts

Cervera Jazz Festival 2022
Torrente de Cinca Jazz Festival 2022
Antares Jazz Festival 2022
Monzon Jazz Festival 2022
Andorra Jazz Festival 2019
Festival Jazz Costa Brava 2021

Casa del Mar de Barcelona Premis Fem Pinya
Gwen Perry i Michele Faber Cuartet. Viernes, 14 de Noviembre 2015 a las 18:00 h

L'Auditori, Barcelona, 2010, 2014
Jazz Si, Barcelona (June 2014)
Michele Faber Trio with Riner Scivally, guitar
Jazz Club La Vincentina, Sant Vinçens dels Horts (May 2014)
Michele Faber Trio

Jazz in Ripollet (May 2014)
Michele Faber Trio

Concert for Chad, The Auditori , (March 2014)
Monica Green and Gwen Perry with the Michele Faber Quintet

North American Institute Concerts (February 2014)
Michele Faber Quartet

Espai Mallorca Jazz, Barcelona (November 2013) Doug MacDonald, guitar, Michele Faber, piano, Pere Loewe, bass

Renaissance Hotel Music Festival (June 2013)
appearing with Ana Cisneros, Gwen Perry Quintet, and Brazilian Magic

Luz de Gas (June 2013) Gwen Perry with Michele Faber Quintet

Bilbaina Club, Bilbao (November 2013)
Doug MacDonald, guitar with Michele Faber Trio

Envibop Jazz Concerts, Soria (November, 2013)
Doug MacDonald, guitar with Michele Faber Trio

Casa Batllo (June-August 2012)
Concert Series with Terry Butler, flute

Reial Cercle Artistico, Concert Series, 2009, 2010, 2011

Teatro Malda, "The Forgotten Standards" 2010
Doug Macdonald and Michele Faber 2011

Teatro Monumental, Mataro
Gwen Perry with Michele Faber Group 2009

Nits de Jazz, Mataro

Ateneu Barcelonés, Concert Series, 2007, 2008 2009

Cicle de Jazz a Prop, with Josep Maria Farras

Festival de Jazz, Rubi

2nd Jazz Festival, Porto Reconati (Italy)

Cicle Classic de Jazz, Tona

15th and 16th Festival de Musica Creativa i Jazz de Ciutat Vella, Barcelona

Cicle Women in Jazz, Barcelona

3rd International Festival de Blues and Jazz, Cadiz

Festival de Jazz, Vic

2nd Festival de Jazz, Cubelles

2nd and 3rd International Festival de Jazz, Reus

Marbella International Jazz Festival, tribute to Toots Thielsman

Jazz Festival de Costa Brava, Palafrugell


Casa Batllo Barcelona
Luz de Gas Barcelona
Bilbaina Club Bilbao
Envibop Jazz Concerts Soria
Espai Mallorca Jazz Barcelona
Cova Del Drac Barcelona
Jamboree Barcelona
Bel Luna Barcelona

Versailles Barcelona

Griffin Sabadell

Bebop Sant Cugat
Jam SessionSabadell
Jazz Cava Vic
Jazz Cava Terrassa
Colors Jazz Barcelona
The Meridien Barcelona
Paraigua Barcelona
Ferrum Barcelona
Arrel del Born
The Omm Hotel Barcelona


"How Deep is the Ocean"

Benet Palet with Michele Faber (Fresh Sounds Records, 2022)

"The Ability to Swing"

Gwen Perry with Michele Faber (Fresh Sounds Records, 2020)

"Barcelona Encounter"

Michele Faber with Riner Scivally (2019)

"The Music of Bob Zieff"

Enrique Heredia with Michele Faber (Fresh Sounds Records, 2018)

"Journey Back" , New release July 2014

Michele Faber Quartet with special guest Doug MacDonald, guitar

"Mar Vista Sessions",

Michele Faber Trio

"Back to Balboa"

Gabe Baltazar with the Michele Faber Trio


Gwen Perry with Michele Faber Quintet

"Here We Go Again"

Michele Faber Quintet

"Brazilian Magic"

Michele Faber with Judinho Cruz

"The Way I Feel"

Leslie Bee with the Michele Faber Quartet

"Hot Sophisticated Jazz" and "Hot Sophisticated Jazz Now"

Drago with Michele Faber Quartet featuring Jack Sheldon and Ray Pizzi, with Tony Dumas, bass, Roy McCurdy, Drums

"Plain Old Me"

Wayne Powers with Michele Faber Quintet

"What My Heart Sings"

Leslie Bee with Michele Faber Quartet, includes
10 original compositions, featuring Ricky Woodard, Ralph Penland, Tony Dumas

"Trio and Friends"

Ana Cisneros, Dimitri Skidanov, Michele Faber

"Unconditional Love"

Violetta Curry


“...a fine player whose style has been touched by Bill Evans' sensitivity and chord voicing....has a gentle approach yet can swing hard...”
Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene

“Michele is a great player...relaxed at every tempo, an excellent effort”
Review of “Mar Vista Sessions”, Roger Crane, LA Jazz Scene

“Michele has received attention from aware listeners as well as the critical fraternity. She is a superior and hard swinging musician.”
LA Jazz Scene

“She swings and can also handle a beautiful ballad the way it should be played.
G. Coleman, Program Director, KCUR Jazz Radio, Kansas City

“Una velada mágica. Su actuación en el Jazz Room de Barcelona fue un testimonio especial de las delicadas cualidades pianisticas. Sus ágiles dedos corren sobre las teclas con elegancia.”
Jaume Magriña, Jazz Noticias Fresques, Reus, España

“L'enhorabona mès cordial a la brillant californiana Michele Faber. En el seu món, el món del jazz, Michele Faber deu ser quelcom bastant semblant al cel; ella ja hi és.”
Diari de Reus

"Atracció i misteri. Un quartet que defineix la personalitat càlida i sensual en el so de la pianista nord-americana. Brazilian Magic aplega en un sol cos els elements essencials del meu concepte musical".
Fiona Ripoll, JAÇ


  • Journey Back
  • Algo que paso
  • Estate
  • I Should Care
  • Blue in green
  • Tragic Magic

Play/Buy CD's

The Mar Vista Sesions

Jorney Back



mail. michelefaber31@gmail.com
tel. +34 651 47 27 11
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Michele is now offering Skype classes covering modern jazz theory, harmony, and improvisation, beginning to advanced levels.