Duo, trio, and quartet leader Danny Weiss plays woodwinds, composes, and occasionally sings. Currently living in West Lafayette, Indiana, Weiss spent many years in New York and Chicago. He has performed with the avant-garde nonet, DaDaDah, the brass jazz ensemble, NoNoNonet, New York dance choreographers, Latin jazz bands, and Broadway show bands. Weiss has also performed with such jazz celebrities as Rashied Ali, Tom Varner, Joe Williams, Chris Washburne, Michael Sarin, Lynn Arriel, Clyde Stubblefield, and Don Braden at venues including the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, Birdland, CBGBs, the West End Gate, PS 122, Jay’s, the Knitting Factory, and the Bitter End. Weiss is married to Felicia Roberts, a professor at Purdue University.
Danny is also an educator. He is on the faculty of Purdue University as a lecturer in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and as the Instructor of Saxophone in the Department of Bands. His private studio, the Danny Weiss Studio, welcomes flute, clarinet, and saxophone students of all ages. Weiss holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University-Bloomington.