Michael Walter White (b. 1933) is a U.S. jazz violinist. White was born on 24th May 1933 in Houston, Texas, growing up in Oakland, California. where at the age of nine he began playing the violin. He first became known in 1965 when he played with the John Handy Quintet at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and recorded three albums with Handy. White was among the first to play the violin in avant-garde jazz, and in the late 1960s became one of the first jazz violinists to play jazz-rock fusion (with his band Fourth Way).