Art of Jazz l Dan Wilson “Things Eternal”
Sunday, March 10, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$35 – $40
“A guitarist with jaw-dropping single-note facility rivaling six-string greats George Benson and Pat Martino…” – DownBeat Magazine
Prepare to embark on a musical odyssey like no other as the extraordinary guitarist/composer Dan Wilson takes the stage with his awe-inspiring project, “Things Eternal.” Brace yourself as the opening tune, “Sticology,” sets the tone with a recorded voicemail from the legendary organist, personal mentor, and dear friend Joey DeFrancesco, serving as a poignant tribute and guiding light.
Within this meticulously curated collection of songs, Wilson draws hope and inspiration from ancestral wisdom, crafting a heartfelt dedication to the unwavering spirit of humanity. With his masterful touch, he breathes new life into beloved classics by iconic artists such as The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” Stevie Wonder’s “Smile, Please,” and Herbie Hancock’s “Tell Me A Bedtime Story,” infusing each composition with his unique artistic vision. Alongside these timeless tunes, Wilson showcases his own original compositions, weaving a tapestry of musical brilliance that demands the world’s attention.
Wilson’s profound understanding of Brazilian music shines through in this remarkable project. Inspired by the brilliant arrangements, featuring three-voice harmonizing, of Brazilian composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Sergio Mendes, Wilson seamlessly blends their influence with his own creative genius. In this captivating endeavor, Wilson brings together his quartet and a captivating three-voice ensemble, resulting in a mesmerizing fusion of sound that breathes new life into timeless classics.
With three harmonizing vocals gracing the ensemble, Wilson’s project takes on a unique character that adds a fresh and exhilarating dimension to the beloved compositions. The harmonies intertwine effortlessly, creating a rich and captivating tapestry of sound. The combination of Wilson’s quartet and the enchanting three-voice ensemble generates a dynamic and vibrant energy that will leave audiences spellbound.
Prepare to be captivated as Dan Wilson, one of the most significant jazz guitarists emerging today, takes the stage, accompanied by his talented quartet and an enchanting three-voice ensemble. Joining him for this special Art of Jazz Series presentation are rising star pianist/keyboardist Glen Zaleski, rising star bassist Brandon Rose, award-winning drummer David Throckmorton, vocalist Jessica Yafanaro, vocalist Tommy Lehman, and vocalist Durell Griar.
Get ready for an unforgettable concert experience filled with soul-stirring melodies, impeccable musicianship, and a profound connection to the very heart of music itself. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to witness a true maestro at work.