BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
Get ready for an amazing night of artistry with the Dan Weiss Trio. Tickets for this event are $20 each in advance, $25 at the door on the day of the show. This concert will not be livestreamed.
Two-time Shifting Foundation grantee Dan Weiss has been hailed as one of the top five drummers in jazz by The New York Times. His innovative drumming and forward-thinking compositions have been pushing musical limits for decades. Weiss's intense study of jazz, classical Indian, contemporary classical, West African, and metal sets a musical platform that creates a sound that transcends conventional style or genre. Weiss has studied tabla under Samir Chatterjee for 25 years. His trio with Jacob Sacks and Thomas Morgan released three previous records (Now Yes When, Timshel, and Utica Box) and he also leads a unique 16-piece large ensemble that features some of NYC’s most gifted musicians including Miguel Zenón and Jen Shyu. In 2021 Weiss and Miles Okazaki released a double album of their drum and guitar compositions on their own record label called Cygnus Recordings. As a sideman, Weiss has played/toured with Lee Konitz, Chris Potter, Sylvie Courvoisier, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Linda May Han Oh, John Zorn, and many others.
With his latest album, Dedication (Cygnus Recordings), Weiss pays explicit homage to nine of his most vital inspirations, from musical and cinematic masters to loved ones and close collaborators. The album returns the drummer to his longstanding trio with pianist Jacob Sacks and bassist Thomas Morgan. Dedication marks the trio’s fourth recording in 22 years together, and the breathtaking virtuosity and scintillating chemistry on display throughout the recording are testament to that longevity.
“I like to think of myself as someone who is coming out of the tradition but trying to push it forward,” Weiss explains. “So the piano trio is ideal because it’s such a traditional setting, but it allows for so much exploration and freedom. And when you share a long history like I have with Jacob and Thomas, you explore things together, you hit on things together, you try things out together, so the seeds of what we’re doing now were planted 20 years ago and have continued to develop since then. It feels natural to always come back to it.”
"Over more than two decades as a working group, the Dan Weiss Trio — with Weiss on drums, Jacob Sacks on piano and Thomas Morgan on bass — has forged its style out of quick-twitch reflexes and an almost telepathic intuition. Dedication, on Cygnus Recordings, explores some heroes in Weiss’ pantheon, with pieces titled 'For Elvin,' 'For Andrei Tarkovsky,' and with due solemnity, 'For George Floyd.' Nov. 11. Cygnus." - Nate ChinenBack to Calendar