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Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson boasts an extensive career in jazz, releasing thirteen albums as a leader and contributing to over 400 others as a sideman, collaborating with luminaries like Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, and Charlie Haden. Named 2018 Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, his album “Honey And Salt” garnered the JJA’s Album of the Year Award, achieving consecutive 5-star reviews from DownBeat magazine alongside his previous work “Beginning of a Memory.” Beyond his drumming prowess and bandleading skills, Wilson is a dedicated educator, committed to bridging the gap between music and people. Passionate about jazz outreach, he strives to engage new audiences and inspire students to embrace individuality and creativity.

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