Dan Wilson – guitarist, composer and winner of the North American edition of the ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award – spent the majority of his youth in the church community in Ohio where his musical path began.
Dan’s musical identity has been shaped by a variety of styles ranging from gospel and blues to traditional jazz and hip-hop.
After graduating, Dan made his recording debut with pianist Joe McBride and performed to world wide acclaim with Christian McBride’s ‘Tip City’ and Joey DeFrancesco, with whom he also earned a Grammy Award nomination for his album ‘Project Freedom’.
Dan’s latest album ‘Vessels of Wood and Earth’ was released in April ’21. The jury said:
‘Dan has the incredible ability as a musician and a composer, to give his own, modern twist to music in an immensely invigorating and respectful manner, while still paying tribute to the Jazz greats before him. Despite the tough competition it quickly became clear to us that there could only be one winner of this year’s award.”
Tour Dates ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award Tour 2022
|June 15, 2022||SF Jazz San Francisco, CA|
|June 20, 2022||CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, NY|
|June 28, 2022||TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, B.C.|
|June 29, 2022||TD Victoria International JazzFest, B.C.|
|July 2, 2022||Iowa City Jazz Festival – Summer Of The Arts, IA|
|July 8, 2022||Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Qc|
|September 4, 2022||DC Jazz Festival, Washington, WA|
|September 24, 2022||Monterey Jazz Festival, CA|
|October 19, 2022||Earshot Jazz Festival, Seattle, WA|