TONIGHT: Clark Geller Jazz Nightclub presents the Matt Wilson Quintet’s Carl Sandburg Project

  • Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Grind (Higgins University Center)
  • Ice cream sundae bar included
  • Free and open to all

Versatile, dedicated, and funny, Matt Wilson is well recognized and in high demand for his unique drumming style. He has been voted the Rising Star Drummer by the Downbeat Critics Poll for five consecutive years.

Matt brings that imaginative jazz spirit that to “Honey and Salt,” a shared celebration of original music inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poetry and the place from which Wilson and Sandburg (1878-1967) both hail:¬†Knox County, Ill. More than a decade in the works, Wilson released an album in August 2017, featuring guest readings of Sandburg’s work by actor Jack Black and iconic jazz artists including Carla Bley, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Rufus Reid and John Scofield.

Matt Wilson, drums
Jeff Lederer, saxophones, clarinet
Ron Miles, trumpet
Martin Woods, bass
Dawn Thompson guitar and voice

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the estate of Selma B. Geller.