Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson was born and raised in Bronxville, NY. Rooted strongly in a music background since the fourth grade, Wilson continues to forge his name in jazz as a lasting influence. Wilson has been residing in the Lancaster, PA area since 1983. As the leader of his own jazz groups, the Dave Wilson Quartet/Crazeology, Wilson and his band mates are known for their groundbreaking improvisations along with creative individualistic compositions and unique arrangements of standards. Wilson continues to stretch his boundaries freelancing with both big bands and small ensembles in the area. From concerts to festivals to club dates and private engagements, Wilson averages over 150 gigs per year and has held that number steady since 1990! Some of the highlights ; concerts and festivals including the Philadephia-based Jazz Bridge (org) “Neighborhood concert series” at Kennett Square in January of 2013, 2012 Lebanon Jazz Festival, the 2011 Scranton Jazz Festival, the 2007 and 2010 Media (PA) “Jazz by Night” Festival; headlining the 2009 and 2010 York Jazz Fest at the Strand Capital Theatre, featuring members of the new recording group listed below; appearances recently at the 2011 and 2012 Harrisburg Jazz and Multicultural Music Festival, 2011 and 2012 Harrisburg Kapona Festival, 2011 Bethlehem Musikfest (w/ Ben Mauger’s Vintage Jazz Band), 2011 & 2012 Long's Park Arts & Crafts Festival, 2011 & 2012 Moondancer Winery Jazz Festival, 2012 People’s Choice Festival (State College), Berks Jazz Festival

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Here are what some of the critics said about “Spiral” (Released in 2010) Spiral Review published in Downbeat Magazine (November, 2010)-John Ephland ***1/2 (3 and ½ stars)

“With a crack band in pianist Phil Markowitz, bassist Tony Marino and Adam Nussbaum on drums, saxophonist Dave Wilson knows how to pick them and the music. Actually, most of these 11 tunes are Wilson's, with a few of the covers suggesting eclecticism: Toninho Horta's “Francisca” and the Grateful Dead classic “Friend Of The Devil”. Eclectic because, as far as jazz albums go, Spiral is pretty standard, straightahead fare, sparked by Wilson's edgy yet loose tenor playing along with vivid comping and soloing by Markowitz, sold support from Marino and sensitive yet fiery playing from the always reliable Nussbaum

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Lancaster, PA

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


In the South Central Pennsylvania Area, I am actively seeking students for private instruction on woodwind instruments: all saxophones (all levels), clarinet (all levels), flute (beginning to intermediate), and beginning oboe. I believe my name is on your list, but, if it is not, please put it on. You can add the phone number: (717)-581-0153, the email: djazwilson@aol.com, as well as the music studios and their phone numbers that I am associated with (this is important): - Lititz Academy of Music (717) 627-4000, 112 N Locust St, Lititz, PA 17543 - Lancaster Conservatory of Music, (717)-394-7106, 1020 Dillerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603 - Pick Music, 717) 266-8942, 60 Glen Dr

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