International guitarist sensation & member of the trio lead by 4x Grammy-nominated jazz organist, Joey DeFrancesco, returns to BLU Jazz+ with a very special show featuring the music of the legendary Stevie Wonder! Featuring Dan Wilson, Kip Reed, Phil Anderson, Dave Throckmorton, Jessica Yafanaro, Tommy Lehman, Stephen Fowler.
Music has been an integral part of Dan Wilson’s life since his beginnings in gospel music. Upon hearing a Wes Montgomery record in a relative’s basement, Dan decided to pursue a career as a musician. Since then, he has spent more than a decade honing his craft.
His debut album, To Whom It May Concern, was released in 2012 and is a product of an intense study of many different musical styles and concepts.
Dan has been touring nationally and internationally with four-time Grammy nominated jazz organ legend, Joey DeFrancesco. Dan’s composition, “Who Shot John” was featured on Joey’s 2015 release, “Trip Mode.” Dan also tours with legendary bassist Christian McBride’s trio, Tip City.
Dan has enjoyed the honor of sharing the stage with many other jazz greats including Eric Marienthal, Russell Malone, Les Mcann, and Dave Stryker.
Dan teaches jazz guitar & theory through private lessons and co-leads a group of world class musicians, called D.T.C, which features drummer David Throckmorton and Cliff Barnes.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music & Liberal Studies from Hiram College in 2006. His passion for Brazilian music led him to the city of Rio De Janeiro in 2007 to conduct research for his Masters Thesis which he defended successfully at Youngstown State University in 2009.
Get your tickets now for what is sure to be a memorable evening at BLU!