Steve Wilson to Open Kennedy Center Jazz Club’s Season

Saxophonist’s String Concerts will precede diverse fall and winter schedule

Saxophonist Steve Wilson will open the 2011-12 season at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center Jazz Club on October 7 and 8, with a special “Strings” performance. Wilson will also conduct a workshop for middle school students at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club, on October 7.

The full lineup for the performance is:

Steve Wilson, Alto & Soprano Saxophones

Bruce Barth, Piano

Michael Bowie, Bass

Lewis Nash, Drums

Diane Monroe, Violin

Cleveland Chandler, Violin

Naira Underwood, Violin

Dawn Smith, Viola

Troy Stuart, Cello

Wilson’s other scheduled dates include:

Oct. 1-Fox Theater, Tucson, AZ: Jazz Legends, led by Dennis Mackrel, featuring Marvin Stamm, Steve Davis, Bill Mays, Martin Wind, and Dee Daniels. There will also be a workshop that morning for 200 students.

Oct. 14-15-with Buster Williams at Smoke, NYC

Oct. 19-28-European tour with Maria Schneider Orchestra

Nov. 4-13-Tour of Japan with a big band that includes Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, Renee Rosnes, Terrell Stafford, Gary Smulyan and Jimmy Green

Dec. 29 and 31-with Christian McBride Inside Straight at Sculler’s