Matt Wilson will do a pre-performance talk in the Lobby from 6:45-7:15 pm.
New York based drummer and Grammy nominee Matt Wilson is one of today's most celebrated jazz artists. He is universally recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style, as well as being a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teaching artist. Matt was featured on the covers of both Downbeat and JazzTimes in November 2009, and was voted #1 Rising Star Drummer for 5 consecutive years in the Downbeat Criticʼs Poll. In addition, the readers of JazzTimes chose Matt as one of the top 4 drummers in the 2010 Readers Poll. In 2003, he was voted Drummer of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.
Keyboard master John Medeski thrives on the unpredictable, a trait that has kept his work with the trailblazing trio Medeski Martin & Wood fresh and surprising for more than twenty years. While he's become better known for a more buoyant, organ-centric approach that melds free-wheeling jazz with jam band eclecticism, Medeski says that sitting alone at a piano feels natural, returning him to his earliest experiences at the keyboard.
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