Saxophonist Dave Wilson Upcoming Live Appearances

The Dave Wilson Quartet: Dave Wilson-Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Featuring, from the Dave Liebman Group Bobby Avey-Piano, Tony Marino-Bass, Alex Ritz-Drums. New York, NY, SOMETHIN' Jazz Club, Thursday, March 20th, 7:00-8:45 PM. Delaware Water Gap, PA, The Dave Wilson Quartet, Friday, April 11th at The Deerhead Inn, 7:00-11:00 PM

Dave Wilson is a leading jazz saxophonist and composer in the Central PA/ Delaware Valley area, with a very active venue and festival schedule as both a leader of his own groups and as a sideman. Born and raised outside of New York City, Dave has been living in the Lancaster, Pa area since 1983. He heads up the Dave Wilson Trio and Quartet and as well as the Dixieland music group the Rampart Street Ramblers, playing in restaurants and at concerts and festivals alike, and as well freelancing with both big bands and small groups in the area and as well in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, and New York City. For over 20 years, Dave has averaged over 150 music performances a year! Past Festival Performances: 2013 Penns Woods Winery Wine and Jazz Festival/"Wine and Jazz Under The Stars", 2013 1st Annual Pittsburgh Cider & Mead Festival, 2013 Jazz Bridge Sponsored "Neighborhood Concert Series" at the Kennett Flash in Kennett Square (Philadelphia), 2012 Lebanon Jazz Festival, 2012 People's Choice Festival (State College), 2012 Berks Jazz Festival, 2011 & 2012 Harrisburg Jazz and Multicultural Music Festival, 2011-2013 Harrisburg Kipona Festival, 2011-2013 Moondancer Winery Jazz Festival, 2013 Reading Museum Concert Series, 2011 Scranton Jazz Festival, 2013 Olde York Street Fair, Headlined the 2009 and 2010 York Jazz Fest, 2011 Bethlehem Musikfest (w/ Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band), 2007 and 2010 Media (PA) 'Jazz by Night' Festival Long's Park Arts and Crafts Festival (Lancaster), Lancaster Summer Arts Festival,

He has recorded three CD's under his own name, all of which received nationwide airplay as well as critical acclaim, as well as two Traditional Jazz recordings for first the Canal Street Hot 6 and then the Rampart Street Ramblers. The CD "My Time" was released in 2006 on Dreambox Media out of Philadelphia, and received significant airplay on WRTI-FM in Philadelphia as well as radio stations nationwide, reaching a "Chartbound" high of #55 in Jazz Weekly national airplay ranking. His last CD "Spiral" was released on Summit Records in 2010 and featured greats Phil Markowitz on Piano, Tony Marino on Bass, and Adam Nussbaum on Drums. It went "Chartbound" in the Jazz Weekly countdown, staying in the Top 55 for some six weeks in the summer of 2010, and received great reviews nationally, including both Jazz Times and Downbeat magazines (3 & 1/2*'s!). At present he is preparing to go into the studio for his 4th recording under his own name, which he is very excited about. In his recordings Dave has strived, and been recognized for his striking original compositions along with unique treatments of sometimes contemporary standard material. His All Star concert appearances feature the likes of such nationally and internationally jazz notables as, on piano-Mark Soskin, Jim Ridl, Bobby Avey, Kirk Reese, Matt Hochmiller; Bass-Tony Marino, Steve Varner, Frank Gravis; Drums-Marko Marcinko, Adam Nussbaum, Alex Ritz, Larry Marshall, Butch Reed. Wilson was also long standing member of the trumpet giant Dave Stahl's Big Band and Dave Stahl Sacred Orchestra . With the big band he played alongside such Jazz luminaries as Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Lou Soloff, the late Steve Marcus, John Fedchock, Conrad Herwig, Gary Smulyan, Steve Smith (from Journey), John Riley, among others. Dave Wilson resides in Lancaster, PA with his wife and their four cats. He teaches privately on woodwinds, and also has a business buying and selling used musical instruments.

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