With Jeff Lederer, saxophone; Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Chris Lightcap, bass; Matt Wilson, drums; John Medeski, piano
“One of the best working bands in New York City!” – The New York Times
Matt Wilson is a phenomenal drummer who has played with, and been praised by, a seemingly endless list of contemporary jazz greats. In addition to his instrumental skills, he receives constant praise as a bandleader and a creative force who experiments and pushes both sidemen and genre boundaries alike, while remaining widely accessible in every context. Of Wilson’s last CD release at Dizzy’s, the Huffington Post said, “The audience left knowing they had been privileged to one of those rare great nights of music.” Joining the group this time will be Wilson’s longtime friend and musical partner, John Medeski, whose feel, energy, deep roots, wide range, and “…incredible instincts just blew the band away.” Funnily enough, the simple – albeit far too rare – element that really elevates Wilson’s performances (and you’d be hard pressed to find a concert or record review that doesn’t mention this), is his obvious and unadulterated joy. Wilson’s sense of humor, tireless smile, and wild, spirited energy acts as the catalyst to everyone onstage and off feeling good and having FUN. So whether you’re feeling great, feeling down, or anything in between, make sure you don’t miss out! These sets are going to lift your spirits.