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Doug Weiss

Lecturer of Music

Bassist Doug Weiss


Graduate of William Paterson College (BMus 1988), is a mainstay in the International music scene, with performance, recording, and teaching credits across a broadly diverse group of Artists and institutions.

 Weiss’ performance and recording credits include Joe Williams, Lee Konitz, Kevin Hays, Brian Blade, Eddie Henderson, Marc Copland, Norman Simmons, Victor Lewis, Bill Stewart, Peter Bernstien, Brad Mehldau, Aaron Goldberg, Harold Maburn, Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Jimmy Greene, Chris Potter, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabakin, George Coleman, Walt Weiskopf, Mike Moreno, Eli DeGibri, Pete Malinverni, the VJO, Lizz Wright, and Pete Seeger.

 Doug Weiss has been the musical director of the Al Foster quartet since 1999. In 2015 he co-produced a retrospective of Foster’s music, arranged by Mike Holober, for the WDR Big Band in Köln, Germany.

 Professor Weiss has taught at New School University since 1991 and SUNY Purchase since 2004. He has presented at clinics in Stanford, Eilat, Barcelona, Begues, Port Townsend, Quito, Veracruz, Skidmore, Ravenna, Rovigo, Zarautz, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Minsk.


Exhibitions / Performances

Selected Discography

2016 “Let Loose” (Smoke Sessions) Peter Bernstein, Gerald Clayton, Bill Stewart

2015 “Lotus” (World Culture Music) Mike Moreno, Aaron Parks, Eric Harland

2014 “Emerging Markets”(Glass Beach Jazz) Pete Malinverni, Bruce Harris, Rich Perry, Victor Lewis

2014 “Three of a Mind” (Daedelus) Adam Birnbaum, Al Foster

2013 “The Storm King” (Hachette) Pete Seeger, Jeff Haynes

2013 “Collective Portrait” (Smoke Sessions) Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, George Cables, Carl Allen

2011 “Kevin Hays Trio at Smalls” (Smalls Live) Kevin Hays, Bill Stewart

2010 “Crosstalk” (Pirouet) Marc Copland, Greg Osby, Victor Lewis

2010 “For All We Know” (Furthermore) Eddie Henderson, John Scofield, Billy Drummond

2009 “Monk” (Xanadu) Peter Bernstein, Bill Stewart

2009 “You’ve Got a Friend” (JazzEyes) Kevin Hays, Bill Stewart

2008 “Day In, Night Out” (Criss Cross) Walt Weiskopf, Andy Fusco, Michael Leaonhart,Gary Smulyan, John Mosca, Peter Zak, Kendrick Scott

2007 “When Harry Met Larry” (Palmetto) Harry Allen, Larry Goldings, Andy Watson, Metropole Orchestra conducted by Vince Mendoza

2006 “For Heaven’s Sake” (JazzEyes) Kevin Hays, Bill Stewart

2005 “Love, Peace and Jazz” (JazzEyes) Al Foster, Eli DeGibri, Kevin Hays

2003 “Salt” (Verve) Lizz Wright, Jon Cowherd, Brian Blade, Danilo Perez, Chris Potter

2003 “Sight to Sound” (Criss Cross) Walt Weiskopf, Andy Fusco, John Mosca, Joel Weiskopf, Billy Drummond

2000 “Pride” (Steeplechase) Lee Konitz, George Colligan, Darren Becket

2000 “Agent 99” (Steeplechase) George Colligan, Darren Becket

2000 “The Human Place” (Field) Timothy Hill

1999 “Siren” (Criss Cross) Walt Weiskopf, Anders Bostrum, Jim Snidero, Scott Robinson, Joe Magnarelli, Conrad Herwig, Joel Weiskopf, Billy Drummond

1998 “Sorry, No Decaf” (Palmetto) Joel Frahm, David Berkman, Matt Wilson

1998 “This Bright World”(Sweet Road) Timothy Hill, George Javori

1997  “Go ‘Round” (Blue Note) Kevin Hays, Steve Hall, Seamus Blake, Billy Hart

1996 “Brandyn” (Laika) Al Foster, David Kikoski, Chris Potter

1995 “Sundiata” (Criss Cross) Chris Potter, Kevin Hays, Al Foster

1995 “Seventh Sense” (Blue Note) Kevin Hays, Seamus Blake, Steve Nelson, Brian Blade

1994 “Desert Lady Fantasy” (Sony) Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Lew Tabakin

1993 “Jazz Blues” (Steeplechase) Jeff Williams, Tim Reis, Patrick Zimmerli, Kevin Hays

1991 “Coalescence” (Steeplechase) Jeff Williams, Tim Reis, Patrick Zimmerli, Kevin Hays