Jazz A & B are going to New Orleans, March 2020 to perform at Loyola University New Orleans’
50th Annual Loyola Jazz Fest!
a great educational festival experience in the birthplace of jazz, we are looking forward to a wonderful week in Crescent City.
Drummer Matt Wilson will be the guest artist and clinician for the 2020 Loyola University Jazz Ensemble Festival.
Matt Wilson was named 2018 Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association and his album, Honey And Salt (Music Inspired by the Poetry of Carl Sandburg), won the JJA’s Album of the Year Award. That recording and his previous, Beginning of a Memory, accomplished the rare feat of an artist receiving consecutive 5-star (masterpiece) reviews from DownBeatmagazine.
Wilson’s commitment to jazz goes far beyond his estimable skills as a drummer and bandleader. Also a renowned educator, he is on a tireless mission to foster a lively and deep connection between music and people, whether they be playing or listening to it. To that end, he is extremely passionate about bringing jazz to new audiences and inspiring students to be as individualistic and imaginative as possible.