photo by Peter Gannushkin
Sam Weinberg is a Brooklyn based saxophonist, composer and improviser. With equal footing in free improvisation, free jazz, and notated musics, Weinberg attempts to push the language and capacity of the saxophone beyond its usual, assumed limits. Current outfits include Maestro Day, a group he co-leads with bassist Henry Fraser (along w Joe Moffett) which explores novel forms of composition, structure and group interaction ;
W-2 with synthesizist Chris Welcome, an abrasive, rhythmically contorted noise duo. Other collaborations and projects are many and varied and include the likes of Ben Bennett, Jaimie Branch, Andrew Smiley, Jason Nazary, and Weasel Walter. He founded Renfusa Records in the summer of 2016 which puts out limited-run cassette and CD-R releases of his music and that of his friends.