Dan Weiss started playing the drums at the age of 6. He studied privately since he began. His main teacher as a child and teenager was Jeff Krause. While in high school he studied classical piano and classical composition. He studied drums and composition at the Manhattan School of music. His drum teacher was John Riley for 4 years and his composition teacher was David Noon. Dan also studied frame drums with Jamey Hadaad.
He has performed and or recorded with David Binney , Village Vanguard Orchestra , Ravi Coltrane , Lee Konitz , Dave Liebman , Wayne Krantz , Kenny Werner , Ritchie Beirach, Jazz Mandolin Project, Uri Caine,and others. He has been touring Europe and The U.S. extensively for 6 years with many different projects. He has also played in South America and Asia He has recorded for Omnitone, Fresh sound/new talent , Arabesque , Criss cross , Between The lines , and Act record labels.
Dan has been studying tabla for the last 9 years exclusively under the guidance of his guru Pandit Samir Chatterjee. He has performed classical indian music with Ramesh Mishra , Mandira Lahiri , Subra Guha, Anoushka Shankar and Steve Gorn . He has performed in recitals with his teacher in Kolkatta, India.
He has completed a solo recording which contains traditional tabla repertoire being adapted to the drumset in a classical manner.
This trio cd is fully composed by Dan weiss. The members are Jacob Sacks - piano , Thomas Morgan - bass , Dan weiss - drums, percussion, recitation. There is a fine line between improvisation and composition. Some of the songs have no improv . The forms are not traditional by any means. There are traces of classical indian music, modern classical composition, metal , etc.