Kirk Reese, Tony Marino, Alex Ritz
*** Effective Monday August 16th, In Compliance With The City Of Philadelphia’s Option For COVID-19 Restrictions, Chris' Jazz Cafe Has Made The Decision To Require ALL Patrons To Provide Proof Of Full Vaccination, With A Corresponding Photo ID.
Without Proof Of Full Vaccination You Will NOT Be Permitted To Enter The Premises. This Step Is Being Taken Out Of An Abundance Of Caution And Will Be Required For All Shows. We Hope To Do Our Part To Keep Our Community Safe While We Continue To Enjoy The Very Best Of Local, National & International Jazz. ***
Dave Wilson is a leading jazz saxophonist, recording artist, band leader, composer, and educator in the Central PA/ Delaware Valley area, with a very active venue and festival schedule as both a leader of his own contemporary jazz groups and as a sideman. Wilson has worked with the likes of pianists Mark Soskin, Jim Ridl, Phil Markowitz, Bobby Avey, Kirk Reese, bassists Tony Marino, Steve Varner, drummers Adam Nussbaum, Bill Goodwin, Dan Monaghan. He has also shared the stage with the likes of Tim Warfield, Steve Giordano, Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Lou Soloff (BS & T), the late Steve Marcus, Conrad Herwig, Gary Smulyan, Steve Smith (from Journey), among others. The Dave Wilson Quartet’s fourth release There Was Never (ZOHO), featured an all-star lineup of Bobby Avey-Piano, Tony Marino-Bass, Alex Ritz-Drums, (members of the Dave Liebman Group), and in 2016 reached a high of #18 the nation-wide Jazz Weekly Jazz Radio Countdown and received 3*’s in Downbeat Magazine and was nominated for a Grammy. One Night at Chris’ (2019, Dave Wilson Music) recorded live at the famous Chris’ Jazz Café made the WRTI-FM, Philadelphia Jazz Radio Station “Jazz Album of the Week” the summer of 2019 and was in the top 50 in jazz radio. From writer Bill Milkowski. “The crackling intensity of One Night at Chris’ is a testament to what can happen on the bandstand on any given night. And this was a particularly good night indeed.” His new recording, Stretching Supreme, again recorded here at Chris’, features the same all-star lineup you will see tonight: Kirk Reese and Liebman Band mainstays Tony Marino and Alex Ritz. It will be a great night of music! “Wilson and his teammates are clearly invested in the enterprise, musically and emotionally… there is enticing jazz to be uncorked here and handsome solos.”
-All About Jazz by Jack Bowers