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Michael Wolff’s Sweet Miracle of Life

The pianist dives back into music after a frightening bout with cancer

Michael Wolff (photo: Chris Drukker)

Michael Wolff survived a harrowing health scare. The experience led him to seek the creation of beauty.

The jazz pianist/composer says that in 2013 he was diagnosed with a form of lymphoma that was treatable but not curable. “At that point, they weren’t even going to treat me,” he remembers, “because I wasn’t sick, I just had a few little symptoms. The doctors told me, ‘We’re going to wait until you get sick. We don’t treat this ahead of time. It doesn’t pay.’”

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Lucy Tauss

Lucy Tauss is a New York City-based music journalist and longtime JazzTimes contributor. She is also a radio and audio producer/writer/editor/journalist who covers news, entertainment and everything in between.