School of Music Visiting Artist
Dan Weiss is a highly acclaimed jazz drummer and composer, known for pushing musical boundaries with his innovative approach. He has received recognition from The New York Times and was twice awarded the Shifting Foundation Grant. Weiss's musical foundation spans jazz, classical Indian, contemporary classical, West African, and metal, resulting in a unique sound that defies conventional genres. Weiss has devoted over two decades to studying tabla under Samir Chatterjee and has collaborated with notable figures in classical Indian music. He leads various ensembles, including a trio with Jacob Sacks and Thomas Morgan, and a sixteen-piece large ensemble featuring accomplished NYC musicians. Additionally, his project 'Starebaby' combines elements of metallic jazz, prog, and post-rock.