Antonio Mazzei trio with Doug weiss and David xirgu

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Record: CASA [2022]

 

Antonio Mazzei is an award-winning, in-demand pianist as a soloist, bandleader, and a sideman. His musicality and curiosity have earned him numerous opportunities to collaborate with a range of recognized artists in diverse styles. He became an active educator at The New School University in New York and Taller de Musics in Barcelona, where he currently resides.

Doug Weiss Is a bassist born in Chicago and raised musically in New York City. Over a 30 year career, has supported and elevated the performances of: Al Foster, Eddie Henderson, George Coleman, Lee Konitz, Clifford Jordan, Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, The Birdland Big Band, David DeJesus, Chris Potter, Eli Degibri, Adam Birnbaum, Peter Bernstein, Brian Blade, Jorge Rossy, Kevin Hays, Mike Moreno, Timothy Hill, Fleurine, Paula West, Jeff Williams, Bill Stewart, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabakin, Walt Weiskopf, Lizz Wright, Joe Williams, and Pete Seeger. He became an active educator and advocate before it was fashionable, teaching workshops around the world.  He is currently a Professor at SUNY Purchase College, and The New School University, and ZOOM.

He is also a guest Professor of Kontrabaß and Ensemble at the Jazz Institut Berlin for the Summer 2019 Semester.

 

David Xirgu is a drummer from Badalona, Spain. Since 1985 he has been member of many groups in the Barcelona area, also leading his own quartet. He has played and/or recorded with John Abercrombie, Dave Douglas, Vince Mendoza, Dave Liebman, Fred Hersch, Norma Winstone, Tete Montoliu, Mark Feldman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Monder, Art Farmer, Charles Tolliver, Dave Schnitter, Chris Cheek, or Mulgrew Miller. He plays in more than 80 jazz records.

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