February 12, 2015 · 8:00pm

8pm
No cover
21+

 

One of the top jazz bands in the region!

Dave Wilson Quartet

 

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The Dave Wilson Quartet enjoys a wealth of experience and has been hard at work since the late 1980’s playing concerts and venues in Central Pa and beyond. It has featured top national and regional personnel, including Phil Markowitz, Kirk Reese, Jim Ridl and Matt Hochmiller on piano, Steve Meashey, Tony Marino on bass and Adam Nussbaum, Jeff Stabley, Tony Deangelis, Larry Marshall, Marko Marcinko, and Butch Reed on drums.

Recent concert and festival appearances include the Philadelphia-based Jazz Bridge (org) “Neighborhood concert series” at Kennett Square in January of 2013; the 1st Annual Pittsburgh Cider & Mead Festival in April of 2013; the Penns Woods Winery Wine and Jazz Festival/”Wine and Jazz Under The Stars” in May of 2013, 2012 Lebanon Jazz Festival, the 2011 Scranton Jazz Festival, the 2007 and 2010 Media (PA) “Jazz by Night” Festival; headlining the 2009 and 2010 York Jazz Fest at the Strand Capital Theatre, and of course regular appearances at the Olde York Street Fair. Also, appearances recently at the 2011 and 2012 Harrisburg Jazz and Multicultural Music Festival, 2011 and 2012 Harrisburg Kapona Festival, 2011 Bethlehem Musikfest (w/ Ben Mauger’s Vintage Jazz Band), 2011 & 2012 Long’s Park Arts & Crafts Festival, 2011 & 2012 Moondancer Winery Jazz Festival, 2012 People’s Choice Festival (State College), Berks Jazz Festival. Upcoming appearances scheduled for 2013 include the Moondancer Jazz Festival on May 26th. They also have an extensive local club schedule including regular appearances at Chris’ Jazz Cafe, one of the leading jazz venues in Philadelphia, (CD release 12/3/2010 featuring all star lineup of Adam Nussbaum, Jim Ridl, Steve Varner); the Somethin’ Jazz Café in New York City, (3 appearances in the last 2 years) and at present the Hershey Hotel Iberian Lounge (Hershey,PA), Rosa Rosa, Belvedere, The Mariott, Black Gryphon (Lancaster Co.); Pints Bar in Harrisburg; Building 24 and the Bridge Inn (Reading).

The Dave Wilson Quartet has three great CDs out under their own name, most recently “Spiral” (Summit Records) that in 2010 received air play nationwide and garnered many positive reviews. “Spiral” was released officially on June 15th, 2010. courtesy of Summit Records, a nationally based label, located in Phoenix, Arizona (www.summitrecords.com). This featured 6 original compositions in a contemporary mode plus unique arrangements of three contemporary pop classics. For this effort, Dave enlisted the help of Phil Markowitz on Piano, Tony Marino on Bass, and Adam Nussbaum on Drums, all internationally acclaimed and renowned. Spiral received radio airplay from some 40 stations nationwide in the summer of 2010 along with positive critical reviews. That summer it achieved “Chartbound” status in the Jazz Weekly countdown, topping at #51 nationwide, (staying in the 50’s for over 8 weeks), as well as #41 in the Roots Radio Report! To date the Record has received over 450 spins, and topped media ranking of #10 in Boston (WGBH); #5 in Dallas (KNTU); #17 in San Diego (KSDS with over 40 spins); and peaking at #8 in Philadelphia. Spiral received a great review (3 and ½ stars!) in the 2010 November issue of Downbeat Magazine, and the 2010 December issue of Jazz Times.

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