Matt Wilson's

"Honey & Salt" Project

Produced in Collaboration with Unbound Book Festival

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Matt Wilson, his versatility, dedication, and sense of humor, is in high demand for his unique drumming style. He was voted the Downbeat Critic's Poll #1 Rising Star Drummer for five consecutive years. Wilson recently performed with Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Chris Botti, Randy Brecker, Antonio Hart, and James Genus for a White House State Dinner concert hosted by President Obama. Wilson works with band leaders Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz, Bob Stewart, Denny Seitlin, Ron Miles, Marty Ehrlich, Ted Nash, Jane Ira Bloom, and Dena DeRose. Wilson also leads the Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts and Crafts, Christmas Tree-O and now, his latest, "Honey And Salt," music inspired by the poetry of Carl Sandburg.

This concert, part of "Jazz Appreciation Month," will be particularly enjoyable as we icollaborate with the Unbound Book Festival. Wilson's newest group and project - a music & spoken word effort - not only offers the audience to hear his special musical sensibilties but also have the pleasure of hearing a selection visiting authors and others join the ensemble and hear Sandburg's poetry read and woven into the performance's fabric. What a way to close the 2017/201 "We Always Swing"® Jazz Series!

Matt Wilson's Honey and Salt Receive's 5-Star Review in Downbeat!!!

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See Matt April 21 at the First Baptist Church

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018

"MU Arts and Science Jazz Experience"

First Baptist Church

Doors: 6:00 PM | Start: 7:00 PM

Sponsored by

The Aaron Copland Fund For Music

Additional Support From

Unbound Book Festival

Matt Wilson's "Honey & Salt" Project

Matt Wilson: Drums/Percussion/Voice
Dawn Thomson: Guitar/Voice
Jeff Lederer: Reeds/Harmonium/Voice
Ron Miles: Cornet
Martin Wind: Bass
Special Guests: Unbound Book Festival Visiting Authors: Poetry Readers

"easily one of the best drummers of his generation"

- The New York Times

"Underlying all his horseplay, ... is a sense of discipline and often a sober expressive intent."

- Jazz Times

"I want to approach music with the same innocent playfulness I see in my children."

- Matt Wilson

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