Kurt Weiss

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Kurt Weiss

The music career of trumpet player Kurt Weiss includes extensive tours with the orchestras of Ray Charles, Artie Shaw, and Glenn Miller.

While living in New York City (1989‐2001), he performed with the orchestras of Maria Schneider, Mario Bouza, Barry Harris, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Dave Berger, Jimmy Dorsey and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed with various artists such as Aretha Franklin, Nancy Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Donna Summer, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Tormé and Steve Grossman.

Kurt Weiss since 2001 is professor of trumpet, jazz theory and arranging at the Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen, Netherlands.

During his tenure in the Netherlands, Kurt has been the conductor of the Utrecht’s Jazz Orchestra (2005‐2007), the Stage Band Groningen, the West Coast Big Band
(2006‐2015), the Northern European Jazz Orchestra (2011‐present) and the Prince Claus Conservatorium Big Band (2001-present).

Weiss has also given numerous clinics around the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Finland, Italy and Spain.