Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Before You Know It

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Before You Know It

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Ezra Weiss Sextet

Before You Know It

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Ezra Weiss (p) Farnell Newton (tp) John Nastos (as) Devin Phillips (ts) Jon Shaw (b) Christopher Brown (d). Portland, OR, October 19 & December 21, 2013

Winter Machine/The Crusher/Don't Need No Ticket/A Foggy Day/Jessie's Song/The Five A.M. Strut/Alabama/EZ introduces the band/Before You Know It. TT: 77:10

This 35 year old pianist grew up in Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ but following high school moved to Ohio to attend the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He then moved to Portland, OR where he has lived off and on since. Currently he lives in Portland. He received his master's degree from Queen College in NYC. Mr. Weiss has received the ASCAP Young Composer's Award in 2002, 2006 and 2007. Downbeat Magazine recognized him with the award for rising star arranger in 2012 and 2013. In addition to performing he also teaches at the Northwest Children's Theater and Portland State University.

This present CD, his seventh, reminds one of the Jazz Messengers. …

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