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Saxquest – Free Concert Artist Series Matt Wilson Arts & Crafts Quartet – March 22 at 6PM

When: 2012-03-22

Saxquest is delighted to expand our horizons beyond just the saxophone world and welcome Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts Quartet featuring Terell Stafford on trumpet, Gary Versace on piano, Martin Wind on bass and Grammy Nominated Matt Wilson on drums. They will be giving a jaw-dropping performance/clinic at the Saxquest shop next week on Thursday March 22 starting at 6PM. The setting will be informal and refreshments will be served and of course, as always, its FREE!!!

New York based drummer and Grammy nominee Matt Wilson is one of today’s most celebrated jazz artists. He is universally recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style as well as being a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teaching artist. Matt’s positive energy, sense of humor and ability to explore a broad range of musical settings keeps him in constant demand and has helped establish him as a beloved world ambassador for the music.

Matt has been an integral part of bands led by Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz, Bob Stewart, Denny Zeitlin, Ron Miles, Marty Ehrlich, Ted Nash, Jane Ira Bloom and Dena DeRose among others. He has performed with many legends of music including Herbie Hancock, Dewey Redman, Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Elvis Costello, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, John Zorn, Marshall Allen, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell and Hank Jones. Wilson has appeared on 250 CDs as a sideman and has released 9 as a leader for Palmetto Records as well as co-leading 5 additional releases.

Of course, Terell Stafford, Gary Versace and Martin Wind are all world-class musicians in their own right. Check out more about this outstanding group here:

http://www.mattwilsonjazz.com/music/arts-and-crafts

This is a great opportunity to listen to and talk with some of the hardest working jazz professionals on the scene today. The intensity and sheer musicianship of their performance will inspire and captivate you!

They will also be playing a full performance venue at The Bistro Friday and Saturday night (23th and 24th) with sets at 7:30PM and 9:30PM.

(http://jazzstl.org/experience/artists/matt-wilsons-arts-crafts)

We’re grateful to Jazz St. Louis for making this event possible. After checking out this preview performance/clinic at Saxquest we encourage you to show your support for Jazz St. Louis by also attending their performances at The Bistro.

Also, mark your calendar with the following upcoming Saxquest clinic/performance dates:

– Fri, April 20 (evening TBA) – Lauren Sevian (bari sax)
– Sat, April 21 (1-3PM) ­ Diana Haskell/Audrey Deny (clarinet)
– August TBA – Chip McNeil Quartet

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