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  • Writer's pictureRosie G.

Dan Wilson

This talented up-and-coming guitarist has been making the rounds in the jazz world. Dan Wilson grew up in Akron, Ohio, and was active in his church. This is where his musical roots started. He graduated from Youngstown State University from their music program and wrote his thesis on Brazilian music. He says his musical influences growing up were Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Charlie Christian, and more. This guitarist can flow easily from jazz to blues, R&B, and gospel without missing a beat.

His style has been compared to George Benson and Wes Montgomery but he has his own thing going on as well. Dan Wilson first debuted on stage with legendary jazz organist, Joey DeFrancesco and is still part of his band. He has also played with some of the best in jazz today like Christian McBride and many others. Listening to his playing on such tracks as Afrocentric and his funky version of Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues will blow your mind. He released his debut album in 2012, To Whom It May Concert and last year released his latest, Vessels of Wood and Earth. Now that things are opening up around the country expect to see this talented guitarist on tour with his own quintet or playing with Christian McBride's Trio, Tip City. Wherever he may play be sure to check him out live, you won't regret it. Support independent music and musicians. Happy listening!

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