Matt Wilson, by Jeff TamarkinWhat: “The Allower – A Jazz Superhero”
Where: Sonoma Country Day School
4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa
Time: 2-4 pm | Tickets: $20

Click to order ticketsFolks of all ages, musicians and music lovers alike are welcome to this inspirational gathering. Matt Wilson, “The Allower ” will demystify how a jazz musician welcomes the sound of surprise and the ways he allows the music to happen in a band. You will walk away from the fun-filled workshop with concepts that you can apply to enhance your everyday life.

Drummer Matt Wilson, the engine who’ll be powering Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra on June 2 , is leading this workshop in which he’s billed as a jazz super hero. That’s not an exaggeration. Seriously. Since emerging on the scene in the early ’90s Wilson has displayed many powers, including the versatility and virtuosity to lift any band up to the highest heights. Not one for stylistic distinctions, he can go far out, as in his band Trio M, or keep it in the groove for Elvis Costello.

Matt WilsonWilson has played on 250 albums as a sideman, as released 14 as a leader or co-leader. He has played extensively with Haden and fellow Ornette Coleman veteran Dewey Redman, so you know he approaches music from a deep place. Bottom line, he is about delight. There’s a reason Haden wants him to be  his drummer.

If you play, bring your instrument. If you draw, bring your sketch pad. If you dance, bring your feet! All are welcome! Do not miss The Allower’s exclusive Northern California appearance.