On April 6 and 7, the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble will be performing with legendary Berkelee trombonist, composer, and arranger Phil Wilson.
On Thursday, April 6, he will be leading an open rehearsal at 4:00, and will be giving a clinic at 7:30 with the Winthrop University Jazz Ensemble. Both events are in Tyler-Tallman Hall.
On Friday, April 7, Mr. Wilson will be leading the Jazz Ensemble in its spring concert, where he will both conduct and serve as trombone soloist. The program will feature his arrangements and compositions, including his Grammy-nominated arrangement of “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” for Buddy Rich. The Friday concert, held at the Duke Family Performance Hall at 8:00, is free and open to the public.
Phil Wilson has taught at Berklee since 1965; for the past 20 years, he has led the Rainbow Band, a jazz ensemble that is among Berklee’s most cherished traditions. He continues to teach brass and perform actively on trombone. He is the first guest artist from Berklee to appear with the Jazz Ensemble, in what is hoped to become an annual tradition.