This is the place where you can hear live recorded performances of Steve Wilson in many settings, including his own ensembles. Sit back, listen, enjoy!
March 23 – 28, 2010, Wilsonian's Grain performed at The Village Vanguard in NYC. On the night of March 24th, Josh Jackson from WBGO came in and NPR streamed, live, the two sets. Click here to listen to Wilsonian's Grain Live at The Village Vanguard. You'll hear, along with Steve, Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo and Bill Stewart.
L to R: Ugonna Okegwo, Bill Stewart, Steve, Orrin Evans.
Photo by John Rogers
The debut of Wilsonian's Grain, live from the Kennedy Center Jazz Club on October 17, 2008 featuring pianist Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Bill Stewart on drums — all long-time friends. The show aired April 2, 2009 on NPR's JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater.
October 7 & 8, 2011: Steve Wilson with Strings at the Kennedy Center, originally aired on NPR's JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater the week of Feb 2, 2011. Steve's program featured music from Bird With Strings. The band features Bruce Barth on piano, Michael Bowie on bass, Lewis Nash on drums, and a killin' string section: Diane Monroe, Matvei Sigalov, Naira Underwood, Troy Stuart and Dawn Johnson. Read the 5 star review.
Steve has been a member of Christian McBride's Inside Straight since their debut at the Village Vanguard on June 26, 2007. On September 5, 2009 the group performed at the Detroit Jazz Festival. NPR aired the show September 2, 2010. Click here to listen.
The Blue Note 7 toured across the US, visiting 51 cities, January through April 2009 and featured Bill Charlap, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, Steve, Peter Bernstein, Peter Washington and Lewis Nash. The band was put together to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records and included repertoire from its rich history. Listen to the Blue Note 7 - Live from the Kennedy Center, recorded on April 5, 2009. Air date on Jazz Set: September 23, 2010.
There is also a Blue Note 7 "Live From the Road."
On October 24, 2010, Steve returned to the Kennedy Center as a special guest with The Michael Wolff Trio. This performance aired on Jazz Set; April 1, 2010. Joining Michael and Steve was Chip Jackson on bass and Victor Jones on drums.
Steve's first appearance on Live at the Village Vanguard was with Christian McBride and Inside Straight, November 11, 2009. Click here to listen.
Steve has been a member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra for many years. On May 16, 2009, they played the Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center. Listen to the concert, aired November 25, 2010 on NPR's Jazz Set.
Live from the Newport Jazz Festival, August, 7, 2010. Steve with the Maria Schneider Orchestra. Click here to listen to the performance.