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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

The Wee Trio: Full of Surprises

Read "The Wee Trio: Full of Surprises" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Don't be fooled by the name. The members of the Wee Trio are normal-looking and normal-sized guys, their ambition if anything is deluxe, and their compositional scope virtually limitless. While such a moniker can only keep them humble--not that they'd seem to need the help--they've always kept an outsized willingness to follow fascinating ideas and embrace ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

What We Liked: 2016

Read "What We Liked: 2016" reviewed by Michael Ricci

We took our top lists, found the common recordings, added a dozen of my personal faves, and presented them here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and feel free to post your 2016 favorites in the comments section below.


Wadada Leo Smith
America's National Parks
Cuneiform Records
Michael Formanek

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Wee Trio: Wee +3

Read "Wee +3" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Wee Trio delivered quite a bit of variety over the course of its first four albums. The first two--Capitol Diner, Vol. I (Bionic Records, 2008) and Capitol Diner, Vol. II: Animal Style (Bionic Records, 2010)--established the musical ground and syntax that are part and parcel of this three-way partnership; Ashes To Ashes: A David Bowie ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Wee Trio Announces The Release Of Wee + 3, Plus Upcoming Tour Dates!

The Wee Trio Announces The Release Of Wee + 3, Plus Upcoming Tour Dates!

THE WEE TRIO Announces The Release of Wee + 3: James Westfall (vibes), Dan Loomis (bass), and Jared Schonig (drums), Joined by Very Special Guests: Nicholas Payton, Nir Felder, and Fabian Almazán Available September 30, 2016 on Bionic Records. iTunes Pre-Order! Wee + 3 Tour Dates: Oct 22: Sunnyvale Performing Arts Center, Sunnyvale, CA
Oct 23: The Blue ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Wee Trio: Live at the Bistro

Read "Live at the Bistro" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

La bella copertina dell'ultimo CD del Wee Trio--in puro stile fumettistico pop art, alla Roy Lichtenstein, comprensivo di onomatopee--rappresenta i tre musicisti nell'atto di suonare. La musica poi è un'esperienza dinamica sfaccettata, in sintonia con le possibili declinazioni di una società in continuo movimento.

L'accostamento tra pop art e Live at the Bistro -disco ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz This Week: The Wee Trio, Take 6, J.D. Parran and George Sams, Scott Kirby, Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola, and More

Jazz This Week: The Wee Trio, Take 6, J.D. Parran and George Sams, Scott Kirby, Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola, and More

With spring appearing finally to have sprung here in St. Louis, it should be a fine weekend to get out and hear some live jazz and creative music, and fortunately, our local stages will be filled with intriguing possibilities. Let's go to the highlights... Tonight, Good 4 The Soul plays their monthly gig at  BB's Jazz, Blues ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dan Loomis: On The Wee Trio and "Live At The Bistro"

Read "Dan Loomis: On The Wee Trio and "Live At The Bistro"" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

The Wee Trio, comprising Dan Loomis: bass; James Westfall: vibraphone; Jared Schonig: drums, are a band to keep looking out for. Having released four impressive albums already, including the recent, Live at the Bistro, their star continues to burn slowly--as all true stars are bound. The Wee Trio is a component of a new musical breed ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Wee Trio Announces The Release Of: Live At The Bistro + A National Tour

The Wee Trio Announces The Release Of:  Live At The Bistro + A National Tour

" . . . infectious . . . raucous . . . More, please" —The Boston Globe "Moments of majesty" —The Philadelphia Inquirer THE WEE TRIO Announces The Release of: LIVE AT THE BISTRO The incredible energy & venturesome spirit of The Wee Trio recorded live over two sold-out nights at the award-winning Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis' ...

The Wee Trio Live At Subculture On Thursday, June 6!

The Wee Trio Live At Subculture On Thursday, June 6!

James Westfall (vibes), Dan Loomis (bass), Jared Schonig (drums) SubCulture is located at 45 Bleecker Street, NYC, doors 6:30 show 7:30, $12-15 For more info & TKTS call 212 533 5470 The Wee Trio will perform music from their critically acclaimed discography: Capitol Diner Vol. 1, Capitol Diner Vol. 2 - Animal Style, Ashes to Ashes - A David Bowie Intraspective. The ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

STLJN Interview: Dan Loomis of the Wee Trio on Recording Live at Jazz at the Bistro

STLJN Interview: Dan Loomis of the Wee Trio on Recording Live at Jazz at the Bistro

As mentioned several times before in this space, The Wee Trio (pictured, top left) are in St. Louis this weekend, performing and recording a live album on Friday and Saturday nights at Jazz at the Bistro. Though scheduling complications over the past week rendered fruitless our attempts to connect via phone with bassist and St. Louis native ...