Jazz at Lincoln Center
With drummer Matt Wilson, cornet players Ron Miles and Kirk Knuffke, saxophonists Jeff Lederer, Joel Frahm and Jaleel Shaw, pianist Orrin Evans, bassists Chris Lightcap and Martin Wind Matt Wilson is a phenomenal drummer who has played with, and been praised by, a seemingly endless list of contemporary jazz greats. In addition to his instrumental skills, he receives constant praise as a bandleader and a creative force who experiments and pushes both sidemen and genre boundaries alike, while remaining widely accessible in every context. Wilson’s sense of humor, tireless smile, and spirited energy acts as the catalyst to everyone onstage and off feeling good and having FUN. So whether you’re feeling great, feeling down, or anything in between, make sure you don’t miss out! This is the last of Matt Wilson’s three unique programs at Dizzy’s this month; tonight’s sets present Big Happy Family, a group of musicians drawn from several of Wilson’s bands. They recently released the highly praised Beginning of a Memory, a heartfelt and characteristically upbeat and warm tribute to Wilson’s late wife, Felicia Lynn Wilson.