Jeffrey Weiss

Jeffrey W.

Verona, WI

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About

Jeffrey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
December 2006

Jeff is a recent graduate of UW-Madison's School of Music. His studies began with his first teacher, Rob Junceau III, continuing Into college, where he studied under Richard Davis for five years. There he performed with Davis's Black Music Ensemble, UW-Jazz Little Band and as principal bassist for UW-Madison's Symphony Orchestra. Jeff's music reflects a broad application of classical and jazz influences along with almost all other genres of music. Whether it be Metal, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Funk, Jazz or Rap, Jeff has had professional playing experience in all and is willing to share any knowledge. Besides teaching he is working full time in 6 various bands and composes music for film. He recently won Madison Area Music Award's best bassist of the year for 2012.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Works best if students can supply equipment but arrangements can be made and I can supply anything needed.

*** Specialties ***
I have been playing in numerous bands and musical groups since I've started. I'm confident that I can teach anything bass oriented to any student. I can play and teach any style of music, from rap to classical and everything in between. In addition to all the teaching material presented below, I have numerous jazz, pop and classical literature (from Jaco Pastorius' transcriptions to violin/cello sonatas as well as countless jazz bass books)

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Experience

Bass Instructor
Apr 2013 - Present
Private Studio

Upright and Electric Bass

Bassist
Aug 2006 - Present
Independent Musician

Bands
Harmonious Wail, No Name Stringband, The Big Payback, Ted Keys Trio, Tuesday Night Squad, Swingin' Not Stirred, The Bombshelters, Green Means Go, Phonetic One (Moonwater Collective), UW-Madison Symphony, Beloit-Janesville Symphony.

I have also played as a fill-in for many other bands and had the pleasure to share the stage with Alfonso Ponticelli, Robin Nolan, Joscho Stephan and John Jorgenson.

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Education

BA Music-performance
Aug 2006 - Jan 2011
UW-Madison

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Jazz Performer of the Year
Jun 2014
Madison Area Music Association
Best Instrumentalist-Bass
May 2012
Madison Area Music Association

Photos & Videos

Photo by Jeffrey W.

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Harmonious Wail original song "Bones"
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Live at the Psalm Salon.
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Video of the No Name Stringband recording our first album.
Harmonious performing Minor Swing Live.
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