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David Weiss

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The trumpeter, composer, and arranger David Weiss has had the opportunity to learn from some of the music's quintessential figures. Weiss was born in New York City, but began his musical studies in earnest by attending North Texas State University. He graduated in 1986 and returned to New York. Weiss also arranged the music and performed on a series of tribute concerts to trumpet greats Freddie Hubbard, Booker Little, and Lee Morgan at Birdland in New York City. In 2001, Hubbard recorded with the New Jazz Composers Octet on New Colors (Hip Bop). The London Observer praised the Octet's "fine, surging ensemble sound" on the recording, as well as the group's "canny mixture of youth and experience," and finally observed, "Trumpeter-arranger David Weiss is definitely a name to watch." 2005 finds Weiss touring the world with Freddie Hubbard and the New Jazz Composers Octet, The Charles Tolliver Big Band, "The Cookers" featuring James Spaulding and Pete "LaRoca" Sims, and the Clifford Brown 75th Birthday trumpet summit band featuring Nicholas Payton, Terell Stafford, Tom Harrell, and Jimmy Cobb.

davidweissmusic@gmail.com
Instrument: Chorus 80J trumpet
"I play a Selmer trumpet because I find it gives me a rich, dark tone but also has some edge to the sound when I pump some air through it."
THE MIRROR