Dave Wilson, sax
Kirk Reese, piano
Blake Meister, bass
Frank Russo, drums
Dave Wilson is a leading jazz saxophonist, recording artist, band leader, composer, and educator in the Central PA/Delaware Valley area. Wilson has worked with pianists Mark Soskin, Jim Ridl, Phil Markowitz, Bobby Avey, Kirk Reese, bassists Tony Marino, Blake Meister, drummers Adam Nussbaum, Bill Goodwin, Frank Russo. He has shared the stage with Tim Warfield, Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Lou Soloff (BS & T), the late Steve Marcus, Conrad Herwig, Gary Smulyan, Steve Smith (from Journey) and others.
The Dave Wilson Quartet’s fourth release There Was Never (ZOHO), spent six weeks in the top 50 of the nationwide Jazz Weekly Jazz Radio Countdown, reaching a high of #18, received three stars from Downbeat Magazine, and was nominated for a Grammy. One Night at Chris’ (Dave Wilson Music, 2019) achieved “Chartbound” status (top 50 nationwide) on Jazz Radio. His sixth and latest recording Stretching Supreme, featuring again Kirk Reese, Tony Marino, and Alex Ritz, puts forth unique and exciting extended live takes on four John Coltrane classics, along with two others, and promises to be his most artistically satisfying effort if not one of his most exciting.
Kirk Reese has been part of the Pennsylvania jazz scene for 30 years. He is active in the recording studio, playing on & writing for TRP's (The Reese Project, with flutist brother Tom) ten recordings as well as many others, including his own critically acclaimed efforts. Reese is also a well-respected clinician and educator and has been on the music faculty at Messiah College since 1993, teaching jazz improvisation and piano.
Blake Meister is a musician with “wit, soul and an organic-sounding complexity that only a master can pull off.” (Giovanni Russonello; Capital Bop, New York Times) He has performed around the world with a range of virtuoso musicians. Blake honed his style and musical dialect working regularly with Gary Thomas, including Thomas’ large ensemble, Pariah’s Pariahs. Sharing music through education, Meister served on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music – the nation’s oldest conservatory – for a decade.
Frank Russo is an in-demand performer, recording artist and educator who teaches at Towson University. He has performed with Mundell Lowe, Dr Lonnie Smith, Hal Crook, Craig Handy, Keter Betts, Ethel Ennis, Greg Gisbert, Chuck Redd, Bill McHenry, John O'Gallagher, Dave Ballou, John D'earth, Denis DiBlasio, Ron McCurdy, The Coasters, Frankie Lane among others. Frank is a Summit Records Recording Artist whose recordings have gained national recognition and praise from Downbeat, Jazztimes and Modern Drummer.
Showtime is 7 pm ET/6 pm CT/5 pm MT/4 pm PT/11 pm GMT
Limited in-person seating: $20/ $10 full-time students with valid ID
Attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.
Advance sales end 1 hr before showtime; tickets can be purchased at the door if any remain.
Streaming cost: $10
Link will be revealed 15 mins before the show & will remain active thru Jan. 27