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The Wee Trio

The Wee Trio is a collaborative musical exploration consisting of vibraphonist James Westfall, bassist Dan Loomis, and drummer Jared Schonig. In what started as a regular collective of Brooklyn musicians who got together to jam, chemistry quickly formed and thus was born The Wee Trio. The band kicked off their inaugural tour performing throughout New York and Pennsylvania playing at a few clubs, a Jazz Festival, and an Artist Residency at a local University. The band reconvened back in Brooklyn to record and document the trio. The documented recording entitled Capital Diner Vol. 1 features original compositions by the trio with a few standards composed by Kurt Cobain, Sufjan Stevens, and Thelonious Monk

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Daniel Loomis

With more than a decade of performing experience since moving to New York City in 2007, Dan Loomis has emerged as a daring leader, a sought-after sideman, and a composer whose view of the world – and willingness to explore his own inner questioning – has led to the creation of innovative and moving works. Loomis has produced nearly a dozen recordings with the Dan Loomis Quartet and with bands he co- leads, including the collectives SPOKE and The Wee Trio. The latter two bands have released critically acclaimed albums in recent years, including SPOKE’s (r)anthems in 2014, and The Wee Trio’s concert recording Wee+3 in 2017

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Article: Interview

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 ...

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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 SmithAmerica's National ParksCuneiform Records Michael Formanek

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Wee +3

Label: Bionic Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Rt3; Titan Up; Climb; Sabotage; No Justice; Belle Femme De Voodoo; Lola; Sound Evidence; Redwood; Gibbs Street; Apparition.

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Article: Album Review

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 ...

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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 ...

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Queen Bitch

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Label: Bionic Records
Released: 2014
Duration: 7:03

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Live at the Bistro

Label: Bionic Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Cherokee; Drum Intro; Sabotage; Vibraphone Intro; hite Trash Blues; Queen Bitch; Bass Intro; There Is No Greater Love; Space Jugglers; New Earth; Ranthem; Tig Mack; Drum Intro; White Out.

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Article: Album Review

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 ...


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