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Dave Wilson is a leading jazz saxophonist, recording artist, band leader, composer, and educator in the Central PA/ Delaware Valley area, with a very active venue and festival schedule as both a leader of his own groups and as a sideman. Born and raised in Bronxville, N.Y., Dave Wilson began his music studies in the fourth grade. Wilson has evolved into a striking saxophonist with chops and maturity of tone that invokes passions and enthusiasm when listening to his vocabulary in jazz. He has studied with saxophonists Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Bill Barron, Ralph Lalama, Tim Price, Glenn Guidone, Tom Strohman, as well as with guitarist Steve Giordano and pianist Kirk Reese

Album

One Night At Chris’

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Ocean Blues; Friend of the Devil; Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown); My Own Prison; Biggest Part of Me; Movin' On; God Only Knows; Untitled Modal Tune; Summertime; Spiral.

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Track of the Day

Ocean Blues

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Duration: 6:23

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News: Recording

Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

From the One Night At Chris' liner notes by Bill Milkowski As brawny-toned tenor man Dave Wilson said, in reflecting back on this inspired set, “It was a good night!” That’s an understatement. One Night at Chris’ bristles with a kind of visceral energy and sheer burn that lit up the crowd at the famed Chris’ ...

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Video

Ocean Blues

Featuring the music of Dave Wilson
Duration: 7:48

"Ocean Blues" performed by the Dave Wilson Quartet at Chris’ Jazz Café (Philadelphia) on March 29, 2018. From the album One Night At Chris’ (2019) featuring Dave Wilson (saxophone), Dan Monaghan (drums), Tony Marino (bass) and Kirk Reese (piano).
Album

There Was Never

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: The Time Has Come; Cassidy; God Only Knows; There Was Never; Smooth Sailing; Master Plan; Feeling Peaceful; Summertime; On The Prairie.

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Article: Album Review

Dave Wilson: There Was Never

Read "There Was Never" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Saxophonist Dave Wilson cuts an imposing figure on the cover of There Was Never, his fourth album in total and his first on the Zoho Music imprint. There's intensity fixed on his face, with eyes closed in concentration and embouchure set for attack. And then there's his tenor saxophone. It has a larger than life presence ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Dave Wilson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Dave Wilson

All About Jazz is celebrating Dave Wilson's birthday today! Dave Wilson was born and raised in Bronxville, NY. Rooted strongly in a music background since the fourth grade, Wilson continues to forge his name in jazz as a lasting influence. Wilson has been residing in the Lancaster, PA area since 1983. As the leader of his ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Saxophonist Dave Wilson In Kennett Square On Wed. January 2nd!

Saxophonist Dave Wilson In Kennett Square On Wed. January 2nd!

Jazz Bridge in Kennett Square! presents saxophonist Dave Wilson at Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley in Kennett Square, on Wednesday January 2nd 2013. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. The huge-toned saxophonist Dave Wilson first received press attention for his traditional/New Orleans ensemble the Canal ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Dave Wilson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Dave Wilson

All About Jazz is celebrating Dave Wilson's birthday today! Dave Wilson was born (Aug. 22, 1955) and raised in Bronxville, NY. rooted strongly in a music background since the fourth grade, Wilson continues to forge his name in jazz as a lasting influence. Wilson has been residing in the Lancaster, PA area since 1983. As the ...


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