Matt Wilson Jazz Quartet
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Flexible, subtle drummer Matt Wilson gained a strong reputation with his debut recording as a leader, a 1996 set for Palmetto that prominently features tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman. Wilson started playing drums in grade school; he studied at Wichita State University and spent time in the Midwest, both as a freelancer and as a teacher. In 1987, he moved to Boston, where he was soon playing with Either/Orchestra and Charlie Kohlhase Quintet. In 1992, Matt Wilson relocated to New York, where he has since played with Redman, Cecil McBee, Lee Konitz, Fred Hersch, Tim Hagans, Ingrid Jensen, and others, appearing on a couple dozen records as a sideman. Other headlining dates include 1998's Going Once, Going Twice and 1999's Smile. Arts & Crafts followed in early 2001.
MATT WILSON VOTED #1 RISING STAR DRUMMER IN 2005 DOWNBEAT CRITIC'S POLL FOR 3ND YEAR IN A ROW!! also prominent mention in drums, rising star jazz artist of the year, rising star composer and rising star acoustic jazz group (matt wilson quartet).
2004 MODERN DRUMMER READERS POLL
#5 IN MAINSTREAM JAZZ DRUMMER CATEGORY!
NOMINATED FOR JAZZ DRUMMER OF THE YEAR 2004 BY JAZZ JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION! NOMINATED FOR THE DUTCH BIRD AWARD FOR ARTIST DESERVING WIDER RECOGNITION!