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MATT WILSON (drums) is recognized for his

melodic drumming style as well as being

a composer, bandleader, producer, radio

host, and teaching artist. He has appeared

on more than 350 recordings as a sideman,

and he has released 14 acclaimed

recordings as a leader. His most recent

are Gathering Call with the Matt Wilson

Quartet and guest pianist John Medeski,

and An Attitude for Gratitude with another

of his quartets, Arts and Crafts. His other

ensembles are Christmas Tree-O, Topsy

Turvy, and the Carl Sandburg Project. He

has also been in bands led by Joe Lovano,

John Scofield, Lee Konitz, Bob Stewart,

Ron Miles, Ted Nash, and Dena DeRose,

among others. Wilson was recently named

the artistic director for jazz at the Tilles

Center for the Performing Arts on the C.W.

Post campus of Long Island University.

His

website is mattwilsonjazz.com.