Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Weiss, Peter, drums; b. Delve, Germany, 13 April 1949. He grew up in D'sseldorf, and later studied at the Robert Schumann Conservatory. Works as a jazz musician since more than 30 years. His father is Hermann Weiss, born in Memel, Litania, his mother is Adele
Brenneisen, Litania. He has a cousin who is first violinist player with the "Vienna Philamonics".
He's done concerts and tours with musicians like Uli Beckerhoff, Detlef Beier, Christoph Spendel, Peter O'Mara, Gunnar Pl'mer, Hugo Read, Zbigeniew Namyslowski, Jarmo Hoogendijk, Matthias Haus, Michel Pilz, Rainer Witzel, Werner Neumann, Gerd Dudek, Ed Krger, Hendrik Soll, Benny Bailey, Norbert Gottschalk, Jarek Smietana, Michel Herr, Bob Degen, Maria Joao, Matthias Nadolny, Al Grey, Michael K'ttner, Achim Kaufmann, Rainer Winterschladen, Wolfgang Dauner, Christof Lauer, Frank Wunsch, Hal Singer, Andrew White, Tata Din Din, Glen Moore, John Scofield, Isla Eckinger, Manfred Schoof, Peter Kowaldt, Hans L'demann, Andrzej Cudzich, Joachim Schnecker, Michael Sagmeister, Charlie Mariano, Randy Brecker, Terumasa Hino, Itaru Oki, James Moody, Paul Imm, Florian Poser, Buddy Casino, Wolfgang Engstfeld, Alan Skidmore, and others.
He's played festivals in Hamburg, Leverkusen, Gent, Moers, Burghausen, Nancy, Wahrschau, Nurnberg, Dusseldorf, Krakau, Brussel, Raab, Wolfsburg, Ljubljana, Balve, Hildesheim, Marburg, Kuwait, Poznan, St. Ingbert, and Sevilla. He's done more than 2500 concerts and club gigs. Toured in countries like Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Italy, France, Namibia, Kuwait, Japan, Russia, Jugoslawia, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, China, Portugal, and South Africa.
Engstfeld/Weiss-Quartet: 59:59, Lisboa, Upside Down;; Personal Choices; Engstfeld, Degen, Eckinger, Weiss: Songs and Ballads; Engstfeld/ Plumer/Weiss: Direct to Disk/Drivin, Mr. Max/Together
Engstfeld Quartet: Cyclop; Ed Krger Trio: Waiting; Changes: Home Again; Some more; Michel Pilz Quartet: Melusina; Hipsters in the Zone: Into the Latin Bag; Namyslowski, Degen, Kracht: Joy/Friday Night
Mentioned in the German "Jazz-Lexikon" by Martin Kunzler, released in the
"rororo Verlag", Hamburg, in 2002.
New Talented Prize for musicians in D'sseldorf 1981, Member of the
Music-Jury D'sseldorf 1990- 1995, Jury "Jugend jazzt" NRW.
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