Ezra Weiss Sextet

Ezra Weiss

Composer/pianist Ezra Weiss leads Farnell Newton, John Nastos, Devin Phillips, Jon Shaw, and Christopher Brown in bringing their talents to his original compositions and arrangements. The sextet’s album Before You Know It [Live in Portland] earned attention from both radio and press, making numerous Top 10 lists in 2014.

Weiss has recorded six albums as a leader and has led bands at major venues, including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York, the Triple Door in Seattle, and Catalina’s in Los Angeles. He won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award three times. Now he leads a big band and is on the Portland State University jazz department faculty.