Point of Contact: Bob and Ellen Weller with Mark Dresser
Multi-woodwind player Ellen Weller has been an active member of the Southern California improvised music scene for the past 10 years, and appears on several recordings, including Nathan Hubbard’s Skeleton Key Orchestra and Jason Robinson’s Fingerprint (circ 050). Her well received 2004 debut album as a leader, Spirits, Little Dreams and Improvisations (circ 041) featured many of the West’s premier musicians. Bob Weller is busy as jazz pianist and drummer, and has produced two recent recordings of his own compositions: Tree of Thorns (circ 044) with contributions from son Danny Weller, and a trio project on the YUSM label. . . And Lovely. Recently relocated back to San Diego, bass virtuoso Mark Dresser has performed and recorded with many of the luminaries of 'new' jazz composition and improvisation. For ten years he performed with the Anthony Braxton Quartet, as well as diverse groups led by Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Gerry Hemingway, John Zorn, and others. Ellen Weller is a member of the Trummerflora Collective, a San Diego-based organization dedicated to the support of creative new music.