Dave Wilson Quartet: “Ocean Blues”

Dave Wilson is a leading jazz saxophonist, recording artist, band leader, composer, and educator in the Central PA/ Delaware Valley area, with a very active venue and festival schedule as both a leader of his own groups and as a sideman in South Central Pennsylvania, as well as in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City. The Dave Wilson Trio or Quartet offers high caliber, compelling, contemporary Jazz music with top notch, nationally and internationally known personnel known for their exciting improvisations, creative individualistic compositions, and unique arrangements of standards. Wilson has worked with the likes of pianists Mark Soskin, Jim Ridl, Phil Markowitz, Bobby Avey, Kirk Reese, bassists Tony Marino, Steve Varner, drummers Adam Nussbaum, Bill Goodwin, Dan Monaghan, and Marko Marcinko,. He has also shared the stage with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Lou Soloff (BS & T), the late Steve Marcus, Conrad Herwig, Gary Smulyan, Steve Smith (from Journey). The Dave Wilson Quartet has five great CDs out. “There Was Never” (ZOHO), featuring an all-star lineup of Bobby Avey-Piano, Tony Marino-Bass, Alex Ritz-Drums (members of the Dave Liebman Group), for 6 weeks in 2016 was in the top 50 of the nation-wide Jazz Weekly Jazz Radio Countdown, reaching a high of #18 in the nation! There was also a great review in the February 2016 issue of famed Downbeat Magazine.  His latest recording “One Night At Chris”, recorded live at the famed Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia and released in May of 2019, features PA all stars in Dave’s working ensemble including Kirk Reese-Piano (East Coast All-Star, educator), Tony Marino (from the Dave Liebman Quartet), and Dan Monaghan (Top Philadelphia drummer) has already received wide spread air play nationwide becoming Chart Bound in the Jazz Weekly Countdown and garnishing positive reviews such as the ones below.


Jim Hynes, https://www.makingascene.org/dave-wilson-quartet-one-night-at-chris/