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Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Ride Cymbal Dance Party with Matt Wilson

Clinic Synopsis:

The jazz drummer offers the band the beauty of swing through the beat and sound of the ride cymbal. In this workshop I will present concepts that will help your drummer convey the beat with presence, clarity, intention and love. We will hear the cymbal and the beauty of the point, spread and space of the beat. We will also explore orchestrating with different ride cymbal sounds to enhance and support the melody of time offered to the band. A good time will be had by all! (You dig?)

Matt Wilson - Biographical Information

New York based drummer Matt Wilson is one of today’s most celebrated jazz artists. He is universally recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style as well as being a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teaching artist. His positive energy, sense of humor and ability to explore a broad range of musical settings keeps him in constant demand. In addition, Wilson’s dedication to jazz has helped establish him as a beloved world ambassador for the music, on and off the bandstand. Wilson has appeared on 230 CDs as a sideman and has released 9 as a leader for Palmetto Records as well as co-leading 5 additional releases.
He leads the Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts and Crafts, Christmas Tree-O and the Carl Sandburg Project. He is an integral part of bands led by Joe Lovano/John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz, Denny Zeitlin, Ted Nash, Jane Ira Bloom and Dena DeRose among others.