Dan Weiss Trio
Shifting Foundation grantee Dan Weiss has been hailed as one of the top five jazz drummers in The New York Times, and his large ensemble recording “Fourteen” made the top ten list of their best recordings of 2014. Weiss’s innovative drumming and forward thinking compositions have been pushing musical limits for years. Weiss was named ‘The Top Up and Coming Percussionist’ 2 years in a row in the 60th and 61st annual Downbeat’s Critic’s Poll and earned a spot in Modern Drummer’s coveted Top 5 Jazz Drummers of 2014.
With his piano trio featuring Jacob Sacks on piano and Thomas Morgan on bass, he’s released two recordings entitled, “Now Yes When” (2006) and “Timshel” (2011), which have been critically acclaimed for their unique approach to song structure and endless creative improvisation.
For his performance at BOP STOP, Dan Weiss will be performing music from his latest record Utica Box being released on November 8th, 2019. Just like the Utica crib, the expectations of jazz listeners can create a claustrophobic setting for musicians. Weiss is a student of jazz and drumming but doesn’t want to be confined to either’s past. His own musical studies have bridged the world of jazz with that of metal, Indian and contemporary classical music. Thus, Weiss breaks the barriers between all these to create his own rhythmically driven and technically demanding music, music outside of the box.
Dan Weiss, Drums
Thomas Morgan, Bass
Jacob Sacks, Piano