Steve Wilson to Open Kennedy Center Jazz Club’s 2011/12 Season
Saxophonist will perform string concerts and lead student workshop
Jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson has announced that on October 7 and 8, he will open the 2011/2012 season at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center Jazz Club, with a special “Strings” performance featuring Bruce Barth, Michael Bowie, Lewis Nash, Diane Monroe and Troy Stuart. Wilson will also conduct a workshop for middle school students at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club, on October 7.
As an educator and mentor, Wilson has played a major role in two of his students’ burgeoning careers, as they recorded new albums: Last October, Wilson produced his student Janelle Reichman’s first album, Middleground. Wilson is also featured prominently as performer on Youngjoo Song’s Tale of a City.