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Michael Weiss


Teaches Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation

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Teaches at:

University of Arizona Bachelor of Music

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Big Band Express

Areas of Instruction

Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Jazz, Rock, Salsa, Pop, Funk

About Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss is a saxophonist originally from Chicago, now working out of Tucson.  He has been playing saxophone for nearly 15 years and has experience performing on the alto, tenor, baritone and soprano saxophones—as well as flute and clarinet—in the jazz, classical, salsa and rock idioms.


From a young age Michael became fascinated by jazz, which has augmented his classical studies since middle school.  In high school, he earned opportunities to play with such premier student groups as the IMEA and Midwest Young Artists big bands.  He has studied with Greg Fishman, Ben Schachter and Brice Winston, and performed with jazz greats like Michael Davis, Rufus Reid and Bobby Shew.


Classical saxophone has always been the backbone of his studies.  While becoming familiar with the standard solo repertoire, he has also had the opportunity to premiere ensemble pieces like David Maslanka’s 9th Symphony and to perform with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.


Michael is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance program at the University of Arizona under the instruction of Dr. Kelland Thomas.

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