Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

Best Jazz Records of 2020 (so far)…..

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Billy Weir is still very much on pause. Things are… well… completely topsy turvy at the moment.

But amidst all this. An album I recorded with John Law has been mentioned by BBC Music Magazine in their list of “The best jazz recordings released in 2020 so far”. We’re in some fairly lofty company including John Scofield and Bill Frisell! I feel honoured and, frankly, baffled to have been mentioned along side them!

Full article here: They accidentally called me Dave Smith, but frankly he’s such an incredible drummer than I’m quite happy to be accidentally called by his name.

Author: Billy Weir - UK Based Drummer

Billy is a freelance musician performing regularly as a band leader and a sideman. After graduating from South West Music School and National Youth Jazz Collective, Billy enrolled on the Jazz Course at Birmingham Conservatoire. Whilst studying there he has received tuition from artists such as Mark Turner, John Taylor and Jeff Ballard. In 2014 Billy was awarded the "Tony Levin Drum Prize" for the "most swinging drummer" and performed at the UK National Drum Fair alongside Jean Toussaint and Arnie Somogyi. Billy is presently an in demand sideman performing/recording all across the uk with artists such as renowned pianist, John Law. He has also recorded for the BBC series "Father Brown".

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