Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival with Matt Wilson!
Festival Details - "Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival with Matt Wilson!"...
Start: Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:00PM
End: Saturday, May 7, 2022 8:00PM
The Rootabaga Jazz Festival with Matt Wilson! Matt has assembled a star-studded cast for this show featuring Jeff Lederer (sax), Dawn Clement (piano and vocals), Ben Allison (bass) and Tia Fuller (sax), who was the featured saxophonist in Pixar movie Soul.
Multiple events throughout the week.
May 3, 2022
Matt Wilson and Jeff Lederer School Tour group
United High School • 7:00pm • Free and open to the public
May 5, 2022
Faculty and Friends Combo
Galesburg Community Arts Center • 7:00pm-10:00pm • Admission: $5
May 6, 2022
Galesburg High School and Churchill Big Band 6pm
Knox Alumni Big Band 7:30pm
Matt Wilson Group 8:30pm
Galesburg Community Arts Center • 6:00pm-11:00pm • Admission: $10
May 7, 2022
Rootabaga Kids: Matt Wilson Group
Galesburg Public Library • 10:00am • Free and open to the public
May 7, 2022
Knox Jazz Ensemble and the Matt Wilson Group
Orpheum Theatre • 5:00 p.m. • Free floor & balcony seats • $20 reserved mezzanine
Matt Wilson has released thirteen albums as a leader, appeared on more than 400 others as a sideman and has played with an impressive array of some of the most legendary names in jazz, including Wynton Marsalis, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, John Scofield, Joanne Brackeen and Herbie Hancock, just to name a few.
Wilson was named 2018 Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association and his album, Honey And Salt (Music Inspired by the Poetry of Carl Sandburg), won the JJA’s Album of the Year Award. That recording and his previous, Beginning of a Memory, accomplished the rare feat of an artist receiving consecutive 5-star (masterpiece) reviews from DownBeat magazine.
Wilson’s commitment to jazz goes far beyond his skills as a drummer and bandleader. Also a renowned educator, he is on a tireless mission to foster a lively and deep connection between music and people, whether they are playing or listening to it. To that end, he is extremely passionate about bringing jazz to new audiences and inspiring students to be as individualistic and imaginative as possible.
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Galesburg Community Foundation.
More information at www.knox.edu/jazzyear
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