Dan Weiss (drummer)

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Born (1977-03-04) March 4, 1977 (age 46)
OriginNew York, NY
  • Composer
  • Jazz drummer
  • Drum set
  • Tabla
  • Pi Recordings
  • Sunnyside Records

Dan Weiss is an American jazz drummer and composer who lives in Brooklyn, NY.[1]


Dan Weiss was raised in New Jersey[2]. He moved to New York City to attend Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with John Riley[2]. He majored in jazz percussion with a minor in classical composition[3]. Weiss has also studied tabla with guru Pandit Samir Chatterjee[2].

As a leader, Weiss has released several albums under his own name and with his piano trio[4]. He is also the leader of Starebaby,[1] a group that blends heavy metal and electronic music with improvised elements of jazz.

As a sideman, he has toured with Lee Konitz, Chris Potter, Kenny Werner, Rudresh Mahanthappa, David Binney and many others[5].

He has been a Rising Star winner in the 60th and 61st Annual Downbeat Critic Polls[6] and has been called one of "Five Jazz Drummers to Watch" by the New York Times.[7]

In the media



  1. 1.0 1.1 Shteamer, Hank (2018-03-29). "Dan Weiss's Starebaby Mines the Loud Ground Where Jazz and Metal Meet". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Dan Weiss". Modern Drummer Magazine. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  3. "Dan Weiss". New Music USA. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  4. "Dan Weiss | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  5. Jazz, All About. "Dan Weiss: Sixteen: Drummers Suite album review @ All About Jazz". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  6. "Wayne Shorter Tops 61st Annual DownBeat Critics Poll". DownBeat Magazine. 2013-06-19. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  7. Ratliff, Ben (2009-06-11). "Five Drummers Whose Time Is Now". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-18.

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