A Master percussionist with a musical vision, sensitivity and humour. His riveting solo performance has some trappings of a mime show, the visual elements complementing the musical sounds.
Weber moves about within a world of percussion, including conventional traps, rows of cymbals, gongs, bells, Steel Drum and senegalese balaphones.
Born in Switzerland l953, he joined his first band at l5. In his formative years he experimented, eventually doing solo concerts usig larger drum-set-up. He has played extensively in the whole world! Concerts and Festivals in Bombay, Dehli, New York,Montreux, Berlin, London, Paris, Montreal, Khartoum, Dakar, Accra, Ougadougou, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Sydney,Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Milano, Hanoi, Madras, LaPaz, Lima, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Abidjan, Tunis, Vienna etc. He enjoys working with jazzmusicians notably Albert Mangelsdorff, Chico Freeman, Charlie Mariano,Franco Ambrosetti, Dave Holland, Lee Konitz, Trevor Watts, Henri Texier, Eberhard Weber, Paul Mc Candless and others…. or actually, since 25 years now, with his famous Percussion Orchestra and the the Percussionists: Djamchid Chemirani, Muthuswamy Balasubramoniam,and the Soloists Eberhard Weber, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano Chico Freeman, Franco Ambrosetti or Christy Doran. Since 2004 own Band:Reto Weber’s Squeezeband with young swiss fellows www.squeezeband.ch
2009 the Squeezeband changed back to a international Group with Chico Freeman-Franco Ambrosetti-Nino G-Michel Alibo-Dany Martinez.
Current CD’s: Live at Montreux The Percussion Orchestra (Double Moon) l999 The Wake Keeping Percussion Orchestra Chico Freeman (Amori) 96 Lanaya Percussion Orchestra (PL) 2001 Shake shuttle and blow (Enja Records) l999 Live at Jazzfest Berlin 99 (DoubleMoon) 2000 Percussion Orchestra meets Phong Lan Orchestra Hanoi Distr. Plainisphare 2003 2004 new Summer Reto Weber’s Squeezeband Unit Records: