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Dave Wilson

Bob DeVos
July 6, 2023
Kirk Reese
July 6, 2023

Dave Wilson (saxophones) 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 contemporary jazz groups and as a sideman. He has six recordings under his own name, all of which have received national airplay and positive reviews from leading jazz publications.

The Dave Wilson Quartet’s fourth release There Was Never (ZOHO), peaked at #18 in the national Jazz Weekly Countdown, received 3 stars in the February 2016 issue of Downbeat Magazine, and was placed in nomination for a Grammy. The fifth release One Night at Chris’ (Dave Wilson Music), recorded live at Chris’ Jazz Café, achieved “Chartbound” status (top 50 nationwide), on Jazz Radio, and garnered many positive reviews. From writer Bill Milkowski. “The crackling intensity of One Night at Chris’ is a testament to what can happen on the bandstand on any given night. And this was a particularly good night indeed.”

Dave’s sixth recording titled Stretching Supreme, a tribute to John Coltrane, was released January of 2022, and Charted 31st in the nationwide JazzWeek Radio Countdown and also received positive reviews:

“…one of the finest Coltrane tribute albums you’ll find…Fantastic reedman Wilson plays both tenor sax and soprano throughout the album demonstrating total mastery on both instruments.”
L.A. Jazz Scene