Matt Wilson's Bloög

Be thankful!

Arts and Crafts is at the KC CLUB at the Kennedy Center Club in Washington, DC this Friday, February 8th. We are also doing educational activities around DC for the Kennedy Center. Look for us coming up later in the month in Salt Lake City, Portland, Oregon Jazz fest, Sonoma State University and Redwood Jazz Alliance in Arcata , California!  Terell, Gary, Martin and I look forward to seeing you all!

Arts and Crafts is at the KC CLUB at the Kennedy Center Club in Washington, DC this Friday, February 8th. We are also doing educational activities around DC for the Kennedy Center. Look for us coming up later in the month in Salt Lake City, Portland, Oregon Jazz fest, Sonoma State University and Redwood Jazz Alliance in Arcata , California!  Terell, Gary, Martin and I look forward to seeing you all!

Arts and Crafts is spreadin’ the love!

Arts and Crafts is at the Kennedy Center Club in Washington, DC this Friday, February 8th. We are also doing educational activities around DC for the Kennedy Center. Look for us coming up later in the month in Salt Lake City, Portland, Oregon Jazz fest, Sonoma State University and Redwood Jazz Alliance in Arcata , California!  Terell, Gary, Martin and I look forward to seeing you all!

Arts and Crafts is at the Kennedy Center Club in Washington, DC this Friday, February 8th. We are also doing educational activities around DC for the Kennedy Center. Look for us coming up later in the month in Salt Lake City, Portland, Oregon Jazz fest, Sonoma State University and Redwood Jazz Alliance in Arcata , California!  Terell, Gary, Martin and I look forward to seeing you all!

★ Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O (Tuesday and Wednesday) Giddy splendor on a lean budget: that’s one way of looking at “Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O,” released on Palmetto in 2010. The group — with Mr. Wilson on drums, Jeff Lederer on reeds and Paul Sikivie on bass — appears here with a companionable guest, the guitarist Bill Frisell, playing tunes of seasonal cheer, with a high likelihood of jolly high jinks. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $25 cover. (Chinen)

★ Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O (Tuesday and Wednesday) Giddy splendor on a lean budget: that’s one way of looking at “Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O,” released on Palmetto in 2010. The group — with Mr. Wilson on drums, Jeff Lederer on reeds and Paul Sikivie on bass — appears here with a companionable guest, the guitarist Bill Frisell, playing tunes of seasonal cheer, with a high likelihood of jolly high jinks. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $25 cover. (Chinen)

The Christmas Tree-Ow/ Jeff Lederer and Paul Sikivie is Back!
Christmas Tree-O Tour Dates  (NYC dec. 18-19 with guest Bill Frisell. see below)
FRIDAY DECEMBER 7THLA JOLLA ATHENAEUM,8:00PM $21/26Athanaeum School of the Arts4441 Park BoulevardSan Diego, CAReservations: 858-454-5872
SATURDAY DECEMBER 8THTHE BLUE WHALE 9:00pm $15123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
Los Angeles, CATel: 213-620-0908DECEMBER 18 & 19THE JAZZ STANDARD, 7:30 & 9:30, $25Special Guest BILL FRISELL (THIS WILL BE EPIC! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!)116 E 27th StreetNew York, NYReservations: 212-576-2232
DECEMBER 21st.
Princeton , NJ  ( write me at matwiljazz@aol.com for details)
DECEMBER 22NDCHRIS’ JAZZ CAFE 8:00 & 10:00PM, $22/201421 Sansom St.Philadelphia, PAtel: 215.568.3131

The Christmas Tree-Ow/ Jeff Lederer and Paul Sikivie is Back!

Christmas Tree-O Tour Dates  (NYC dec. 18-19 with guest Bill Frisell. see below)

FRIDAY DECEMBER 7TH
LA JOLLA ATHENAEUM,8:00PM $21/26
Athanaeum School of the Arts
4441 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
Reservations: 858-454-5872

SATURDAY DECEMBER 8TH
THE BLUE WHALE 9:00pm $15
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301

Los Angeles, CA
Tel: 213-620-0908

DECEMBER 18 & 19
THE JAZZ STANDARD, 7:30 & 9:30, $25
Special Guest BILL FRISELL (THIS WILL BE EPIC! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!)
116 E 27th Street
New York, NY
Reservations: 212-576-2232

DECEMBER 21st.

Princeton , NJ  ( write me at matwiljazz@aol.com for details)

DECEMBER 22ND
CHRIS’ JAZZ CAFE 8:00 & 10:00PM, $22/20
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA
tel: 215.568.3131

The Christmas Tree-Ow/ Jeff Lederer and Paul Sikivie is Back!
Christmas Tree-O Tour Dates  (NYC dec. 18-19 with guest BIll Frisell. see below)
FRIDAY DECEMBER 7THLA JOLLA ATHENAEUM,8:00PM $21/26Athanaeum School of the Arts4441 Park BoulevardSan Diego, CAReservations: 858-454-5872
SATURDAY DECEMBER 8THTHE BLUE WHALE 9:00pm $15123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
Los Angeles, CATel: 213-620-0908DECEMBER 18 & 19THE JAZZ STANDARD, 7:30 & 9:30, $25Special Guest BILL FRISELL (THIS WILL BE EPIC! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!)116 E 27th StreetNew York, NYReservations: 212-576-2232
DECEMBER 21st.
Princeton , NJ  ( write me at matwiljazz@aol.com for details)
DECEMBER 22NDCHRIS’ JAZZ CAFE 8:00 & 10:00PM, $22/201421 Sansom St.Philadelphia, PAtel: 215.568.3131

The Christmas Tree-Ow/ Jeff Lederer and Paul Sikivie is Back!

Christmas Tree-O Tour Dates  (NYC dec. 18-19 with guest BIll Frisell. see below)

FRIDAY DECEMBER 7TH
LA JOLLA ATHENAEUM,8:00PM $21/26
Athanaeum School of the Arts
4441 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
Reservations: 858-454-5872

SATURDAY DECEMBER 8TH
THE BLUE WHALE 9:00pm $15
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301

Los Angeles, CA
Tel: 213-620-0908

DECEMBER 18 & 19
THE JAZZ STANDARD, 7:30 & 9:30, $25
Special Guest BILL FRISELL (THIS WILL BE EPIC! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!)
116 E 27th Street
New York, NY
Reservations: 212-576-2232

DECEMBER 21st.

Princeton , NJ  ( write me at matwiljazz@aol.com for details)

DECEMBER 22ND
CHRIS’ JAZZ CAFE 8:00 & 10:00PM, $22/20
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA
tel: 215.568.3131

The Christmas Tree-Ow/ Jeff Lederer and Paul Sikivie is Back!
Christmas Tree-O Tour Dates  (NYC dec. 18-19 with guest BIll Frisell. see below)
FRIDAY DECEMBER 7THLA JOLLA ATHENAEUM,8:00PM $21/26Athanaeum School of the Arts4441 Park BoulevardSan Diego, CAReservations: 858-454-5872
SATURDAY DECEMBER 8THTHE BLUE WHALE 9:00pm $15123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
Los Angeles, CATel: 213-620-0908DECEMBER 18 & 19THE JAZZ STANDARD, 7:30 & 9:30, $25Special Guest BILL FRISELL (THIS WILL BE EPIC! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!)116 E 27th StreetNew York, NYReservations: 212-576-2232
DECEMBER 21st.
Princeton , NJ  ( write me at matwiljazz@aol.com for details)
DECEMBER 22NDCHRIS’ JAZZ CAFE 8:00 & 10:00PM, $22/201421 Sansom St.Philadelphia, PAtel: 215.568.3131

The Christmas Tree-Ow/ Jeff Lederer and Paul Sikivie is Back!

Christmas Tree-O Tour Dates  (NYC dec. 18-19 with guest BIll Frisell. see below)

FRIDAY DECEMBER 7TH
LA JOLLA ATHENAEUM,8:00PM $21/26
Athanaeum School of the Arts
4441 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
Reservations: 858-454-5872

SATURDAY DECEMBER 8TH
THE BLUE WHALE 9:00pm $15
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301

Los Angeles, CA
Tel: 213-620-0908

DECEMBER 18 & 19
THE JAZZ STANDARD, 7:30 & 9:30, $25
Special Guest BILL FRISELL (THIS WILL BE EPIC! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!)
116 E 27th Street
New York, NY
Reservations: 212-576-2232

DECEMBER 21st.

Princeton , NJ  ( write me at matwiljazz@aol.com for details)

DECEMBER 22ND
CHRIS’ JAZZ CAFE 8:00 & 10:00PM, $22/20
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA
tel: 215.568.3131

Catch Arts and Crafts at the Village Vanguard September 4-9!
We have been on the road all year and ready to reconvene after a break to welcome the spirit at the world’s greatest jazz club!!

Catch Arts and Crafts at the Village Vanguard September 4-9!
We have been on the road all year and ready to reconvene after a break to welcome the spirit at the world’s greatest jazz club!!

Matt Wilson Quartet is 15 Years Old!!

Matt Wilson Quartet to Celebrate 15 Years of Sonic Merriment April 26th at Smalls

Celebrated drummer Matt Wilson is proud that the first of the many acclaimed projects he leads is celebrating an important milestone: 15 years of performing together. The Matt Wilson Quartet will mark the occasion with a special engagement Thursday April, 26 at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City. The evening will feature the current members of the band, saxophonist Jeff Lederer, cornetist Kirk Knuffke and bassist Chris Lightcap, as well as former members Andrew D’Angelo and Joel Frahm on saxophones. The band’s original bassist,Yosuke Inoue, will perform via the internet from his home in Japan.

Wilson reflects about the Matt Wilson Quartet going on the the road for the first time in April 1997. “It is a bit crazy to realize that Kirk Knuffke was a just high school sophomore at that time. No one in the band had a cell phone, website or frequent flier elite status. As a matter of fact, we drove out and back from New York to the Midwest to do the tour. We roomed together to save money at motels that had often had numbers in their names. It was big fun because we were bringing it to the people!”

Since that time the Matt Wilson Quartet has released 4 acclaimed recordings for Palmetto Records and has performed hundreds of shows throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. They have collaborated with legends Dewey Redman, Marshall Allen and John Scofield as well as performing their MWQ+Big Band program with over a dozen college and high school jazz ensembles throughout the United States. Their recent appearances with strings have been huge successes and their set at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival was declared by NPR the “winner of the festival.”

Wilson’s latest recording, An Attitude for Gratitude, with his band Arts and Crafts is receiving rave reviews worldwide. That band has been touring extensively this year and will make their Village Vanguard debut September 4-9.

"We are definitely documenting the Matt Wilson Quartet Sonic Lovefest on April 26th for future release because I know it will be a happening." says Wilson. "15 years of aligning, colliding AND swirling will fill Smalls and all of New York City with love for sure. Expect the unexpected folks!"

DETAILS:
MATT WILSON QUARTET PLUS GUESTS 15TH ANNIVERSARY SONIC LOVEFEST
THURSDAY APRIL, 26 2012 10:00PM. $20 ( COVER FOR WHOLE EVENING)
SMALLS JAZZ CLUB
183 10TH STREET NEW YORK, NEW YORK
mattwilsonjazz.com smallsjazzclub.com