*Please note there are two ways to view this concert:
Performed in person at the Sampsonia Way Tent or live-streamed online via City of Asylum @ Home. Both options are free but advanced registration is encouraged.
- To join us at the tent, click “Attend in-person” above
- To tune-in from home, click “Watch online” above
About the program:
The KENTE AT HOME Series – Featuring: Guitarist Dan Wilson
Guitarist Dan Wilson grew up in Akron, Ohio, spending most of his youth within the church community, where his musical path began. His major guitar influences include Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, Joe Pass, and George Benson. However, his musical identity has been shaped by everything from gospel and blues to traditional jazz, hip-hop and from horn players like Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson.
Wilson made his recording debut with pianist Joe McBride and performed to worldwide acclaim with Joey DeFrancesco and Christian McBride’s Tip City, eventually recording his debut as a leader To Whom It May Concern. Wilson’s career took him on an exploratory journey into foundations laid down by the guitar/organ tradition, eventually leading to an invitation to perform with jazz great Joey DeFrancesco’s trio quartet, with which Wilson went on to earn a GRAMMY® Award nomination with DeFrancesco’s Project Freedom album (Mack Avenue Records, 2017).
Dan Wilson – guitar
Kip Reed – bass
Alton Merrell – piano
James Johnson III – drums