Moving jazz forward has been David Weiss’s modus operandi ever since he appeared on the scene in the late eighties when he established himself in New York by touring and/or recording with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Charles Tolliver, Billy Harper, Bobby Hutcherson, Slide Hampton, James Moody, Tom Harrell, Louis Hayes, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Billy Hart, among many others.
In the past few years, Weiss has formed three new ensembles, all quite different and with their own unique sound. He formed David Weiss & Point of Departure in 2006. As with his earlier bands, he formed this new group around some of the finest up and coming musicians in jazz. This group draws it’s inspiration and approach to music from a period in jazz that seems to have not yet been clearly defined, the late 1960’s, a turbulent but exciting time for jazz when music seemed to simultaneously get more complex and simpler at the same time as a variety of influences infused the music.
David Weiss – trumpet, Marcus Strickland – tenor sax, Myron Walden – alto sax, David Bryant – piano, Eric Wheeler – bass, E.J. Strickland – drums
David Weiss Sextet
Tuesday, April 23 – 6:30 & 9:00 pm Tickets here!
Wednesday, April 24 – 6:30 & 9:00 pm Tickets here!