KU Jazz Ensemble I w/ special guest Steve Wilson, saxophones

Mr. Wilson is essential to this city’s jazz landscape. – The Wall Street Journal

One of the most prolific names in jazz, Steve Wilson, will join the University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I on the Lied Center stage. A musician’s musician, Wilson has brought his distinctive sound to more than 100 recordings and has seven under his own name. He has been regularly cited in the DownBeat Magazine Critics and Readers Polls and was nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association as Best Alto Sax and Soprano Sax Player.

Wilson will perform with the University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I, led by Dan Gailey, saxophonist, composer, arranger and director of Jazz Studies at KU. The ensemble and its members have received numerous DownBeatStudent Music Awards during the past two decades, including three in the category of Best College Big Band in the U.S. or Canada.