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Dan Weiss


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Dan Weiss is a drummer, tabla player and composer. He plays as a sideman with different groups and leads his own trio with Thomas Morgan on bass and Jacob Sacks on piano. He also co-leads a tabla/drumset project with guitarist Miles Okazaki and a drumset duo with drummer Ari Hoenig. He is a former member of the doom metal band, Bloody Panda.

Born in New Jersey, Weiss started playing the drums at the age of six. Weiss attended Manhattan School of Music and studied drumset with John Riley, composition with David Noon and frame drums with Jamey Haddad. Weiss has studied the tabla for twelve years under the guidance of his guru, Pandit Samir Chatterjee, and has performed classical Indian music with Ramesh Mishra, Mandira Lahiri, Subra Guha, Anoushka Shankar, Anirban Dasgupta, Joyas Biswas, and Steve Gorn. He has also performed in recitals with his teacher in Kolkata, India. Dan is a seasoned veteran of the Manhattan jazz scene, as evidenced by his sterling sideman work with Lee Konitz, Miguel Zenon, Ben Monder and most recently with Rez Abbasi, Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition and David Binney.

His two previous recordings as a leader are Tintal Drumset Solo (Chhandayan, 2005) and Now Yes When (Toap, 2006).

Firehouse 12 Performances

Matt Mitchell Quartet Friday, October 28, 2016, 10:00p
Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Friday, September 25, 2015, 10:00p
Amir ElSaffar Quintet Friday, October 18, 2013, 10:00p
Dan Weiss Trio Friday, May 7, 2010, 10:00p
Carl Maguire's Floriculture Friday, June 5, 2009, 10:00p
Rudresh Mahanthappa Friday, May 18, 2007, 10:00p
Pete Robbins & Centric Friday, October 27, 2006, 10:00p

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