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Dave Wilson


Dave Wilson is jazz saxophonist, recording artist, composer, and educator in the Central PA/ Delaware Valley area where he leads his band The Dave Wilson Quartet. Born and raised in Bronxville, N.Y. Wilson has studied with saxophonists Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Bill Barron, Ralph Lalama with a primary focus on tenor and soprano. He is also adept at alto, clarinet, and flute. With his quartet, Wilson and his band mates are known for their exciting improvisations, creative individualistic compositions, and unique arrangements of standards. As the saxophonist states, "what sounds good, is what is true to our artistic vision, and can communicate with the audience on a deep level...it's jazz"


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Brandee Younger, Art Farmer, and Bill Bruford

Read "Brandee Younger, Art Farmer, and Bill Bruford" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show includes saxophonists, spiritual jazz and jazz-rock. Artists heard on the show include Brandee Younger, Joe Lovano, Bill Bruford, Roxy Coss, and David Virelles. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Roxy Coss “Ely, MN" ...


Article: Album Review

The Dave Wilson Quartet: Stretching Supreme

Read "Stretching Supreme" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On Stretching Supreme, his seventh album as leader of his own ensembles, saxophonist Dave Wilson pays homage to a musical hero-- the legendary John Coltrane--performing a trio of Coltrane's classic themes from his late-career “transitional" period, “A Love Supreme," “Dear Lord" and “Naima," recorded in October 2017 at Chris' Jazz Café in Philadelphia; “A Love Supreme" ...


Stretching Supreme

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: A Love Supreme: Intro to Part 1, Acknowledgement; Part 1, Acknowledgement; Part 2, Resolution; On the Prairie; Days of Wine and Roses; Dear Lord; Naima.


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.


Song of the Day

Ocean Blues

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


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’ ...



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).

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.


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 ...


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