"This is powerful stuff. It’s powerful and throws a punch like it means it. But there’s a flow to this music, a lumbering, yet effortless grace to accompany the brutality."
(Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm)

"Like Sonny Sharrock’s touchstone Ask The Ages… Dorr unleashes a brutal and blustery aural overload on Blood that floors the punk, metal, and funk-jazz pedal into high gear." (
Brad Cohen, Brooklyn Rail)

"…the music does have that earlier Blood Ulmer-like jazz/rock/funk/punk demon drive! This is jazz-rock at its best and it rocks hard…"
Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery)

"This band has a meaty, weighty sound and drive like a freight train. It sits in a comfortable spot between John Zorn’s saxophone based rock-jazz groups and the harmolodics of Prime Time." (George Grella, New York City Jazz Record)

"Welf Dorr pilots this exciting multinational quartet through hardcore jazz fusion, funk, and detours into the solar system … executed with tenacity and forthright intentions."
(Glenn Astarita, AllAboutJazz)

Welf Dorr Unit's "Blood" on Chant Records (all major online outlets)
and on the Portuguese label Creative Sources (CDs),
CDs also available at Downtown Music Gallery and directly from the artist


Welf Dorr Unit with Keisuke Matsuno (g), Dmitry Ishenko (b), Kevin Shea (dr)
Arts For Art In Garden Series on Oct 5th, 4:30pm,
also on the bill: Ava Mendoza w' Daniel Carter, James Brandon Lewis, Shayna Dulberger
(Children Magical Garden, 129 Stanton St)

nublu show-case Sunday, Jan 14th (4pm-2am)
nublu, 151 Ave C

4pm- Hess Is More, 5pm- Psychaudio, 6pm- Underground Horns,
7pm- Nublu Orchestra (Graham Haynes, Ilhan Ersahin, Jonathon Haffner, Kirk Knuffke, Welf Dorr, Doug Wieselman, Michael Kiaer, Kenny Wollesen, Mauro Refosco),
8pm- Dave Harrington Group, 9pm- Justin Brown Nyeusi, 10pm- Marcus Gilmore,
11pm- Theo Crocker, 12am- Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Session,
1am- Maurice Brown Mobetta Music
WELF DORR UNIT at nublu, 62 Ave C
April 27, 11pm &1am
with Dave Ross (guitar), Dmitry Ishenko (bass) & Joe Hertenstein (drums)

WELF DORR UNIT at nublu, 62 Ave C
February 25, midnight & 1:30am
with Dave Ross (guitar), Dmitry Ishenko (bass) & Joe Hertenstein (drums)

Welf Dorr, Ras Moshe, Kenny Wollesen

at Black Lives Matter Pop-up Art Show, January 31, 8pm
The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, Brooklyn
Welf Dorr Unit is playing on 12/15 (9pm) at the nublu Jazz Festival (151 Ave C)...
free funk - urban blues
“Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher”

with Welf Dorr (sax), Dave Ross (guitar), Dmitry Ishenko (bass) & Chris Eddleton (drums)


Underground Horns will play at the Blue Note on April 29th (midnight)
as part of their Late Night Groove series...
$10 advance tickets
, $15 at the door


Underground Horns will be part of the Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration
on Nov 29 (9:30pm) at Jazz at Lincoln Center (Dizzy's Coca Cola Club)...
we will play all Billy Strayhorn compositions especially arranged for this occasion
with an extended form of Underground Horns - a 10-piece group -
featuring David F Gordon (trumpet), Andrew McGovern (trumpet), Welf Dorr (alto, arrangements), Isaiah Richardson Jr (tenor, clarinet), Alex Asher (trombone), Chanell Crichlow (tuba), Alexis Marcelo (piano), Robert Anderson (bass), Peter Barr (drums) and Paula Green (percussion)