Rudi Weeks has been a professional musician and teacher of music for over twenty years. He has performed with such Motown 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 free-lance performance and recording experience includes projects with over thirty ensembles, performing styles that range from Classical, Big Band Swing, Jazz; to World Beat, R&B, Funk and Rock. He served as a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Performing Arts Division and teaches currently in his home and is an adjunct bass faculty member for Amherst College, and Holyoke Community College Music Department. He is also an 11 year veteran of the highly acclaimed Andean influenced world music group, Viva Quetzal.