“Are these New York Guys?” Greg Cohen
“Is your band Euro Trash?” Brad Mehldau
Based in Berlin and New York, acoustic bassist Doug Weiss has found himself primarily centering around the concept of improvisation within and around songs.
His bands “The Berlin Quartet” with Belá Meinberg, Jordan Dinsdale, and Ori Jacobson, and “Interstellar Trio” with Melissa Aldana and Colin Stranahan, feature Weiss as a composer, arranger, and bandleader.9From 1996-2019 was bassist and musical director of The Al Foster quartet.
Interdisciplinary work with Choreographer Meg Stuart features Weiss’ compositions for Double Bass and dancer, in their evening length piece “All the Way Around”.
Tel-Aviv born saxophone player Ori Jacobson has been passionate about the tradition of saxophone and jazz music from the age of 10.
Ori received a full scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with Bachelor and Master degrees, and where he studied from Joe Lovano, David Liebman, George Garzone and Danilo Perez. After his studies, Ori moved to New York where he was playing at Smalls, Fat Cat, Birdland and the Beacon Theater.
Jordan Dinsdale is a British Jazz musician from the northern English city of Bradford, who now lives in Berlin. Jordan used to play Metal, but thats all changed. He has studied with the one and only Jimmy Cobb.
Béla Meinberg is a German pianist, based in Hamburg and Berlin. He has worked with some of the finest musicians around, including Billy Hart, Seamus Blake, Matt Penman, Chris Cheek, and John Stowell. His playing characterizes a lyrical approach, always swinging and with a good dose of humor.