Dave Wilson Quartet

Dave Wilson Quartet

 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
BandJazzAcid Jazz

The Dave Wilson Quartet is a Contemporary Jazz group led by the noted Tenor/Soprano Saxophonist & Composer to bring to fruition the vision of Dave Wilson, the artist. Defying categorization, the music is "what sounds good & can communicate...on a deep level...it's jazz". (We) offer high caliber, compelling, contemporary Jazz music with top notch, nationally & internationally known personnel known for their exciting improvisations, creative compositions, & unique interpretations of standards.

Biography

    (2015 and 2016 Musikfest Performers!) 

The Dave Wilson Quartet is a Contemporary Jazz group led by the noted Tenor/Soprano Saxophonist, Educator and composer to further and bring to fruition the music and vision of Dave Wilson, the artist. Defying categorization, the music is "what sounds good and can communicate with the audience on a deep level...it's jazz". Dave Wilson offers high caliber, compelling, contemporary Jazz music with top notch, nationally and internationally known personnel known for their exciting improvisations, creative individualistic compositions, and unique arrangements of standards. A Dave Wilson concert is characterized by a high energy, contemporary musical happening, always followed by an incredibly impressed response from the audience at hand. The Dave Wilson Quartet has four great CDs out under their own name. The Third "Spiral" (released in 2010 on Summit Records), was recorded with All-Stars Phil Markowitz on Piano, Tony Marino on Bass, and Adam Nussbaum on Drums.  Spiral received air play nationwide (Chartbound-top 55 for six weeks in Jazz Weekly countdown, and garnered many positive reviews, (including 3 and ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine, as well as a favorably from Jazz Times). The new Dave Wilson Quartet released their latest CD "There Was Never" (featuring Bobby Avey on Piano; Tony Marino on Bass; Alex Ritz on Drums-all members of the Dave Liebman Group),  on ZOHO Music in November of 2016. The week of Jan 14th it reached #18 in the nation-wide Jazz Weekly Jazz Radio Countdown and stayed in the top 50 for 6 weeks! It was in the top 12 of Philadelphia's WRTI Jazz Radio's New Releases for almost two months, reaching a high of #5. It also had a great review  in the February issue of Downbeat Magazine and was placed in nomination for a Grammy in 2016 by its record company, ZOHO Music.

     For over twenty years, Dave has kept an active performance schedule logging an average of 125-150 dates a year with big bands and small ensembles at concerts, festivals, club dates and private engagements. His All Star concert appearances feature the likes of such nationally and internationally as well as regionally jazz notables as, on piano-Mark Soskin, Jim Ridl, Bobby Avey, Phil Markowitz, Steve Rudolph, Kirk Reese; Bass-Tony Marino, Steve Varner; Drums- Adam Nussbaum, Marko Marcinko, Bill Goodwin, Alex Ritz, Dan Monaghan, Butch Reed. Wilson resides with his wife Lisa in Lancaster, PA. where, when off stage, he teaches woodwinds and also owns and operates Dave Wilson Musical Instruments, a business focusing on the buying and selling of vintage, modern and student brass and woodwind Instruments.

2015-2018 Concert/Festival Performances

2018 New Holland Summer Arts Festival

2018 People’s Choice Arts and Music Festival (State College)

2018 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (State College)

2018 Harrisburg Arts Festival

2018 Jazz Bridge Real Book Concert Series, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Lebanon 8th Street Music Festival

2015, 2016 Bethlehem Musikfest (PA)

2015 Artscape  (Baltimore)

2016, 2017 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (DC) Concert Series

2016, 2017 Manassas (VA) Wine & Jazz Festival

2015, 2016, 2017 Berks Jazz Festival  "Jazz On The Avenue"

2015 Moondancer Winery Jazz Festival 
2015, 2016, 2017 Lancaster Summer Arts Festivall

2015 Harrisburg Kipona Festival

2015, 2016, 2017 Long's Park Arts and Crafts Show and Music Festival, Lancaster, PA.

2017 Old York Street Fair, York, PA

Notable Club Dates:

New York City: 4 performances at the Something Jazz Club, E. 52nd St, NYC

New York City: The Garage,  in Greenwich Village, NYC. 99 7th Ave South, NYC

Philadelphia: Regular appearances (2-3 per year) at Chris' Jazz Cafe.

Washington D.C.: Twins Jazz Club, Blackwall Hitch

Delaware Water Gap, Pa:  Deerhead Inn

University Performances/Master Classes:

Penn State Dubois (2014)
Anne Arundel CC (2014)
Penn State at Edinboro (2015)
Eastern University (2015)

Penn State Hazelton (2015)



Press Kit and Web Site: davewilsonmusic.org

 

 View Dave's YouTube Video Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnw6zRruL8S2Q8UO6x9gDiA

 

 





Discography

From The Dave Wilson Quartet (Contemporary Jazz):

"Through The Time" Dreamscape Records, 2002
"My Time" Dreambox Media, 2006
"Spiral" Summit Records, 2010

From The Canal Street Hot 6 (Traditional Jazz/Dixie)
"Back In The Day" Independant, 2004
"Smokin At The Sound Works" (4 song EP) Independant, 2006

Set List

The band can do 45 minute to 2 hour sets. Covers (ranging from jazz to pop-in a jazz mode) can be traditional or contemporary treatments.