Deborah Weisz Quintet/Trio
Freelance Jazz Trombonist
Composer/Arranger & Educator
Conn 8HT Trombone
Conn 88H Trombone
Benge 7C Mouthpiece
Artist's BiographyFrom playing in the Sahara Desert, with Roswell Rudd, to creating music in a grain silo, to touring the world with Frank Sinatra; trombonist/ composer Deborah Weisz's life in music has been filled with diversity.
Originally from Chicago, IL, Deborah's musical journey has included stops in Phoenix, Las Vegas, and NYC, where she has lived since 1993; performing a variety of music work while exploring the post-bop and beyond realms with her own ensembles.
Her debut CD, with her quintet, Breaking Up, Breaking Out, had critics writing...
"that rare debut that goes beyond showing promise to actually delivering the musical goods" (Cadence - David DuPont), "a debut to cheer," (JazzTimes - Chuck Berg), and the legendary jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath wrote... "This is Post Bop Modernism at its best."
Regarding her quintet's second CD, Grace, released September 2005...
"Beginning with its reverent yet fun loving title cut, Grace (for Will), the new CD from trombonist Deborah Weisz' eclectic quintet, is a delight...delivering a varied program of creative music that swings, bops and stretches boundaries in intriguing ways."(AllAboutJazz - Elliot Simon)
"Compositionally, Weisz owns up to her main influence: the pianist Jim McNeely...she also reaches for a groovy light avant-gardism subtly informed by Ornette Coleman and the AACM."(JazzTimes - Nate Chinen)
and Jazz pianist/composer Jim McNeely wrote,
"Deborah Weisz has developed a personal voice as both trombonist and composer/arranger... she makes a powerful statement on the potential of modern small-group jazz.
With the release of her new Trio CD, TRIO (June 12th, 2007), new compositions in the works for other artists, and her own ensembles, Deborah continues her diverse life in music, communicating her own personal vision along the way.
For more information please visit her website, http://www.deborahweisz.com
Artist's InfluencesCarl Fontana, Ed Neumeister,
Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely