Steve Wilson

Associate Professor/Director of Jazz Studies

Office: Shepard Hall 76D
Phone: (212) 650–5411

Saxophonist Steve Wilson has toured and recorded with Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Buster Williams, Mulgrew Miller, James Williams, Lionel Hampton, and Ralph Peterson, Jr., amongst the many jazz greats with whom he has collaborated. His discography encompasses over one hundred recordings, including seven as leader.

Mr. Wilson has consistently placed in the Downbeat Magazine Critics and Readers Polls in the alto and soprano saxophone categories since 1997. He has previously taught at William Paterson University, The New School, SUNY Purchase, and has been Artist-in-Residence at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and for Cityfolk, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio.

Wilson has toured and/or performed with Lionel Hampton, Out of the Blue, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, The Four Tops, Stephanie Mills, Ellis Marsalis, Hamiet Bluiett, Buck Clayton, Mel Lewis, Michele Rosewoman, Ralph Peterson, Jr., Mulgrew Miller, Dave Liebman, Leon Parker, Renee Rosnes, Joe Henderson, Frank Foster, Peter Leitch, John Hicks, Dave Holland, Benny Powell, Etta Jones, Benny Golson, Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves, John Clayton, Billy Childs, David Berkman, Ray Drummond, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, James Williams, Bruce Barth, Geoffrey Keezer, The Charles Mingus Big Band, Michael Weiss, Jimmy Heath, Benny Carter, Dr. Billy Taylor, Mulgrew Miller, and Buster Williams.

Steve Wilson’s teaching philosophy emphasizes mastering the technical and musical fundamentals that will enable the student to be a total musician, as well as a skilled performer. In addition, an awareness and appreciation of the earlier periods of jazz and American music are encouraged.

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