Daniel Weidlein is a versatile musician originally hailing from Boulder, Colorado. A graduate of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, Weidlein now resides in Los Angeles and works professionally as a saxophonist, composer, producer, singer, and music director.
As a performer, Weidlein has played with jazz luminaries such as Frank Wess, Bob Mintzer, and Joshua Redman, and has made commercial appearances including on the television show “Glee,” in the Academy Award-winning film "Whiplash," and on the third season of NBC's primetime show "The Sing Off." He also works regularly as a studio musician on saxophone, flute, vocals, and keyboards and has recorded on film scores, hip-hop tracks, and world music albums as well as jazz recordings. One such jazz recording entitled “Fourteen Channels” on the Tapestry Records label cracked the top 50 on the US Billboard jazz charts and featured Weidlein’s improvisational work as well as his composition “An Ounce of Hope.”
Weidlein’s own bands, The Vintage Modernists and (In)Body, have released albums to great reviews that are available digitally worldwide. He is also currently working on releasing his debut jazz album under his own name. Other pursuits include work as a composer where he has written everything from large group jazz pieces to film scores to a full length musical called “The Grifters.”
Additionally, Weidlein owns The B(e)at Cave recording studio and has produced numerous projects including albums for singers Luke Edgemon and Blake McGrath, hip-hop sensation Clive Aden, jazz musicians such as Bob Mintzer and Greg Johnson, singer/songwriter Axel Mansor, Katie Ohh from NBC's The Winner Is, the Transcendence Theater Company, and an award winning A Cappella EP for his collegiate singing group, The Trojan Men.