Danny Weller

Danny Weller: Bass guitar, Violin

Genre: Jazz

Sound description: Bottom boom boom boom buboom.

RIYL: Rob Thorsen, Mark Dresser

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Influences: Bob Magnusson, Betram Turetzky, Rob Thorsen, Mark Dresser, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Charles Ives, Michael Brecker, Richie Bierach, Phil Markowitz, Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Billy Childs, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillepsie, John McLaughlin, Eric Dolphy, Woody Shaw, Duke Ellington


Though only in his twenties, Danny Weller has earned a reputation as one of the area’s most accomplished bassists. His music training began in third grade, with years of classical violin lessons. He picked up the bass in his teens and joined his parents and siblings in the Weller Family Band. He graduated the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts in 2002 and attended the New England Conservatory of Music, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music in 2006.

His 2006 album Tree of Thorns features his parents: pianist Bob Weller and saxophonist Ellen Weller. One of the album’s songs, “I’ve Got a Hole in Me Pocket,” was inspired by that line of dialogue from the film Yellow Submarine, spoken by Ringo after grabbing a souvenir from the Sea of Holes.


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