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Jazz Double Bass

Douglas Weiss

Doug Weiss has supported the performances of a diverse group of musicians, primarily centering around the concept of improvisation within and around songs. 
Recording and performance credits include Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, the Birdland Big Band, Adam Birnbaum, Marc Copland, Kevin Hays, Eddie Henderson, Clifford Jordan, Judy Niemack, Chris Potter, Dominik Raab, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jorge Rossy, Pete Seeger, Bill Stewart, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Lizz Wright. 
From 1996-2019 was bassist and musical director of The Al Foster quartet. 
Doug Weiss is currently a member of Brian Blade’s “Lifecycles” band, Kurt Rosenwinkel trio and Caipi, the Peter Bernstein Quartet, and the Seamus Blake group. 
Interdisciplinary work with Choreographer Meg Stuart features Weiss’ compositions for Double Bass and dancer, in their evening length piece “All the Way Around”. 
His bands “The Berlin Quartet” with Belá Meinberg, Jordan Dinsdale, and Ori Jacobson, and “Interstellar Trio” with Melissa Aldana and Colin Stranahan, feature Weiss as a composer, arranger, and bandleader. 
Weiss taught at the New School University and SUNY Purchase College for over 20 years, and was Gastprofessor at the Jazz Institut Berlin in 2019. He is currently on the Faculty at the Conservatorium Maastricht.