Rudi Weeks — Bass
Big Band, Blues, Classical, Funk, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Swing, World Beat
Rudi Weeks has been a professional musician and teacher of music for over thirty five years. He has performed with such 60s greats as The Contours, The Crests, and Ronnie Spector, and Folk and Bluegrass legends Tom Paxton and Tony Trischka. He also toured internationally with the Dirty Dancing Concert Tour.
His extensive freelance performance and recording experience includes projects with over sixty ensembles, performing almost every conceivable style of music. He served as a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Performing Arts Division and as an adjunct bass faculty member for Amherst College. He currently teaches at Holyoke Community College Music Department, Downtown Sounds in Northampton MA, Guitar Center in West Springfield and at his home. He is an 8 year veteran of the popular Motown group Souled Out, Magic of Motown, and a 23 year veteran of the highly acclaimed Andean influenced world music group, Viva Quetzal.
Rudi has also published a thorough and well received bass instruction manual entitled “Encyclopedia of Bass Logic.” He graduated from HCC in June of 1978 with an Associate Degree in Arts / Music Education and from Westfield State University in May of 1983 with a Bachelor of Science.