Drummer Matt Wilson Headlines Annual Wichita Jazz Festival
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: