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Weiss, Doug


Doug Weiss
BM, William Paterson University


Bassist Doug Weiss is a member of several important bands on the international jazz scene.

Pianist Kevin Hays trio was formed in 1995 with Weiss at the bass and Bill Stewart at the drums. They have toured the world and made 10 critically acclaimed cds. In 1996 he joined drum legend Al Foster's group. Mr. Foster has played with Sonny, Miles, Herbie, and Joe. His quartet presents his own musical vision of a lifetime in music. They have performed at festivals and clubs in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, and  the former Soviet Union.

Weiss continues to circulate in the New York club scene, with regular appearances at Smalls, Smoke, the Kitano, the Blue Note, Iridium, Birdland, and the Village Vanguard with the likes of Eddie Henderson, Eli DeGibri, Gary Versace, Mike Moreno, Sam Yahel, Bruce Barth, Gerald Clayton, George Garzone, Chris Potter, Jim Snidero, and Francisco Mela. He has also performed with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lee Konitz, Jacky Terrasson, Lew Tabakin, Walt Weiskopf, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Joshua Redman. Weiss currently resides in the Hudson River Valley, and is engaged in creating a new work by folk legend Pete Seeger, which is being produced by percussionist Jeff Haynes. Their previous effort, "Tomorrow's Children", won a Grammy for best children's album in 2010.

Weiss continues to be a popular attraction at the New School where he has taught Ear Training, Theory and Performance, the Wayne Shorter Ensemble and private lessons since 1995. In 2004 he was invited to join the Faculty at SUNY Purchase, where he teaches private lessons and Ensemble class. In addition to these teaching activities in New York, Mr Weiss is a valued clinician with appearances in Zaurautz, Begues, Barcelona, Ronciglione, and Ravenna jazz clinics.


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