Ezra Weiss

"A bold, inspired figure in the contemporary jazz arranging scene." - Josef Woodard, DownBeat

"Pianist Ezra Weiss proves himself a confident composer and arranger in the progressive mainstream." - Nate Chinen, The New York Times

"We can only hope that Weiss can keep the standard this high for many years to come." - Duck Baker, JazzTimes

"Portland, Ore.-based pianist Ezra Weiss plays and writes with such remarkable forethought and reach on The Five A.M. Strut, it’s sobering to think that this was recorded just a year after he finished school." - Greg Buium, Downbeat

"Weiss is representative of a postmodern generation of young composers..." - Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes

"Over the course of four CDs and a decade on the Portland and New York jazz scenes, still-youthful pianist Ezra Weiss has proved to be a reliably elegant and increasingly economical straight-ahead player and composer." - Brett Campbell, Willamette Week

"Although Weiss may have never met Shirley Horn, he clearly ‘knew’ her emotionally and spiritually in ways that few artists would have dared to share so intimately." - Jonathan Widran, JazzIz

"There are sessions that ‘sound like’ iconic Blue Note and Prestige sessions, while others are like them. Pianist Ezra Weiss’ Persephone clearly belongs in the latter category." - Mark Keresman, JazzReview.com

"Don’t be fooled. He’s only playing a few notes, but boy they’re the right ones." - Neil Tesser, Listen Here!

Photography by Gary Norman
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