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Ezra Weiss


A gifted acoustic pianist, composer, bandleader, and arranger, Ezra Weiss is a perfect exemplory case of what jazz critics prefer to describe mainly because a “Young Lion” — that’s, a improviser who began playing straight-ahead jazz instead of fusion, avant-garde jazz, crossover jazz, or electric jazz-funk. The hard bop/post-bop pianist surfaced within the ’90s, but his affects are individuals who became well-known in ’40s, ’50s, or ’60s. Horace Metallic, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton, and Kenny Barron are one of the pianists who’ve affected Weiss’ piano playing, and his organizing/bandleading design owes too much to Artwork Blakey & the Jazz Messengers. Obviously, Weiss is an enormous lover of the traditional Blue Notice recordings from the ’50s and ’60s — he appears like he lives and breathes traditional Blue Notice — and several from the jazzmen who’ve affected him like a soloist, composer, or arranger involve some kind of Blue Notice connection. Blakey and Metallic, in fact, documented for Blue Notice extensively in the past, and Walton was among Blakey’s many Jazz Messengers. Given birth to in Phoenix, AZ, in the past due ’70s, Weiss relocated to Ohio within the ’90s and went to Oberlin Conservatory (where he gained a Bachelor of Music level in jazz structure in 2001). From then on, he resided in Portland, OR, and became quite mixed up in northwestern city’s jazz picture; in Portland, he offers led his personal quartet and sextet (a Jazz Messengers-style hard bop/post-bop group). Portland can be where Weiss offers led the music group Blues Connotation, which includes recorded an recording entitled Preview. In 2002 (the entire year he received ASCAP’s Small Jazz Composer Honor), a 23-year-old Weiss journeyed to NEW YORK and documented his debut recording, The Five A.M. Strut, which discovered the youthful pianist leading a sextet and playing his personal compositions specifically. Boasting Antonio Hart on alto sax and veteran participant Billy Hart on drums, The Five A.M. Strut premiered within the Umoja label in 2003; Weiss co-produced the Compact disc with acoustic bassist Leon Lee Dorsey.

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Full Name Ezra Weiss
Music Songs Jessie's Song, Our Path to This Moment, Kunlangeta, The Five A.M. Strut, Winter Machine, Tea Shells, Before You Know It, Lord Give Me Wings, Laugh At Yourself, Blues for Shirley, Something Happens to Me, I Regret, For the Youngins, What I Can Never Say, Shirley Horn's Sound of Love, One for Wendell, The Clown Feature, A Time for Healing, Family Song, Don't Need No Ticket, Ez Introduces the Band, I Wish I'd Met You, The Craziest Cat in Town, An Invitation to Play Croquet, A Long and Sad Tail, Five Plus Seven Equals Two, Look at the Time, The Time Song, Now That You Mention It
Albums Before You Know It (Live in Portland), Persephone, The Shirley Horn Suite, Our Path to This Moment: The Rob Scheps Big Band Plays The Music of Ezra Weiss (feat. Greg Gisbert), The Five A.M. Strut, Get Happy, Alice in Wonderland, Before You Know It: Live in Portland (Bonus Tracks)
Movies Paprika, The Jungle Bunch 2: The Great Treasure Quest, Iron Monkey, Vampire Knight Guilty: Vol. 1, Vampire Knight: Vol. 1, Vampire Knight Guilty: Vol. 2, Vampire Knight Guilty: Vol. 3, Vampire Knight: Vol. 3

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1 Jewish-American.
2 Has two children.



Juyuso seubgyuksageun 1999 High School Punk #2 (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Sins of the Flesh 1999 Video short Fernando (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Power Rangers Lost Galaxy 1999 TV Series Wisewizard
Power Rangers in Space 1998 TV Series Lizwizard / Destructoid / Body Switcher
Outlaw Star 1998 TV Series Additional Voices (voice, as Ethan Murray)
Beetleborgs Metallix 1997 TV Series Mantix / Changeling
Power Rangers Turbo 1997 TV Series Numbor / Mouthpiece
Fushigi Yûgi: Memories First OAV 1996 Video Koji (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Masked Rider 1996 TV Series Brain Mite / Reptosect
Big Bad Beetleborgs 1996 TV Series Green Cannon Machine / Cyber Serpent / Lottamuggs
Power Rangers Zeo 1996 TV Series Leaky Faucet / Admiral Abominator
Weather Girl 1996 Video Masao / Cameraman (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Tokyo Decameron 1996 Video Akira (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
V.R. Troopers 1995-1996 TV Series Duplitronic / Silkoid
Kidô senshi Gundam: Dai 08 MS shôtai 1996 TV Series voice, as Ethan Murray
Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai 1996 TV Series Passenger / Seiku Arai / Traveler (voice, as Ethan Murray)
Zeiramu 2 1994 Teppei (2001) (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau 1993 Herbs Salesman (voice)
Akira 1988 Additional Voices (2001 Pioneer dub) (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Kidô senshi Gandamu II: Ai senshihen 1981 Additional Voices (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Kidô senshi Gandamu 1981 Additional Voices (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Max & Me 2017 post-production Additional Voices (voice)
Bling 2016 Additional Voices (voice)
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 2015-2016 TV Series Additional Voices
Miss Hokusai 2015 Zenjiro (English version, voice)
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD 2015 Video Game Additional Voices (English version, voice)
Aldnoah.Zero 2014 TV Series Soma Yagarai
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic 2012-2013 TV Series Ren Komei
Juutekki 2012 Video Game voice, as Ezra Weiss
Hunter x Hunter 2012 TV Series Wing
The Greatest Miracle 2011 Father (voice)
Blazblue: Continuum Shift 2010 Video Game Nago (English version, voice)
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 2009 Video Walla Voodoo (voice)
Naruto: Shippûden 2009 TV Series Nurari
Vanpaia naito: Girutî 2008 TV Series Kaname Kuran
Castlevania: Judgment 2008 Video Game Aeon (English version, voice, uncredited)
Vampire Knight 2008 TV Series Kaname Kuran
Star Ocean: First Departure 2007 Video Game Ioshua Jerand (English version, voice)
Bleach 2007 TV Series Yylfordt Granz
Paprika 2006 Konakawa's Old Friend (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Naruto 2006 TV Series Kikujou
Suikoden V 2006 Video Game Euram Barow (English version, voice, uncredited)
Suikoden Tactics 2005 Video Game Schtolteheim Reinbach III (English version, voice, uncredited)
Chromartie High - The Movie 2005 Maeda (English version, voice)
Radiata Stories 2005 Video Game Sebastian / Elmo (English version, voice, uncredited)
SpellForce: Shadow of the Phoenix 2004 Video Game English version, voice, as Ethan Murray
Suikoden IV 2004 Video Game Reinbach III (English version, voice, uncredited)
Otogi zôshi 2004 TV Series Emperor (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
New Getter Robo 2004 TV Series Debt Collector (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Tenjho tenge 2004 TV Series Fu Chen (English Version) (as Ethan Murray)
Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex 2002-2003 TV Series Doctor B / NSS Operator 1 / GuruGuru / ...
Gurîn gurîn 2003 TV Series Ichibanozi (2003) (English version, voice)
Urutora Maniakku 2003 TV Series Host Father / Sebastian (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Gad Guard 2003 TV Series Mary's Boss (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Last Exile 2003 TV Series Silvana Bridge Lookout, Additional Voices (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time 2003 Video Game Ruddle (English version, voice, uncredited)
The Big O 1999-2003 TV Series Additional Voices / Announcer / Phil
Power Rangers Wild Force 2002 TV Series Mandilok
Greetings from Tucson 2002 TV Series Darryl
Heat Guy J 2002 TV Series Mitchal Rubinstein, Additional Voices (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Chicchana yuki tsukai Shugâ 2001-2002 TV Series Basil Turmeric Thunder Fairy
Zentrix 2002 TV Series Mango
Rave Master 2001 TV Series Schneider (English version, voice)
X 2001 TV Series Yûto Kigai
s-CRY-ed 2001 TV Series Grow (English version, voice)
Power Rangers Time Force 2001 TV Series Tentaclaw
Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue - Titanium Ranger: Curse of the Cobra 2000 Video Falkar / Troika (voice)
Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue 2000 TV Series Falkar / Troika
Arc the Lad 1999 TV Series Clive (voice, as Ethan Murray)
Sol Bianca: The Legacy 1999 Bridge Officer (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)
Di Gi Charat 1999 TV Mini-Series Takuro Kimura
Wild ARMs: Twilight Venom 1999 TV Series Yusis / Jubbeca (English version, voice, as Ethan Murray)



Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 2015 TV Series voice director - 5 episodes
Nanga Parbat 2010 dubbing director
Sukai kurora 2008 voice director
Paprika 2006 voice director
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo 2003-2005 TV Series voice director - 76 episodes
Radiata Stories 2005 Video Game director: English voices
Bottle Fairy 2003 TV Series voice director - 13 episodes



Being George Clooney 2016 Documentary Himself
Great Grandfather's Drum 2011 Documentary Musician
Jason Bateman Thinks I'm Dead 2009 Documentary Himself
Adventures in Voice Acting 2008 Video documentary Himself

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