Music
6:30 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Drummer Matt Wilson Headlines Annual Wichita Jazz Festival

Matt Wilson will be at the Wichita Jazz Festival on April 23-26.
Matt Wilson will be at the Wichita Jazz Festival on April 23-26.
Credit mattwilsonjazz.com

The Annual Wichita Jazz Festival will be taking place this weekend and this year’s festival features percussion headlined by drummer Matt Wilson.

Wilson received a Bachelor's degree from Wichita State University. After graduation, Wilson and his wife Felicia, also a WSU graduate, moved to Boston and then New York, where he became an in-demand musician.

Matt has played with groups led by Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz, Denny Zeitlin, Dewey Redman and Dena DeRose. He has appeared on over 250 CDs as a sideman.

He was featured on the covers of both Downbeat and Jazz Times Magazine. In 2003, the Jazz Journalist Association named Wilson Drummer Of The Year. He is also a Grammy nominee. 

Listen below for a conversation with Matt Wilson, hosted by KMUW's Bill Pearce:

Listen below for the full conversation with Matt Wilson, hosted by KMUW's Bill Pearce: