Honoring the memory of John Stites and his passion for jazz music

Honoring the memory of John Stites and his passion for jazz music

Steve Wilson

Jazz at Crawlspace Theater – 2021 John Stites Jazz Award Winner

Posted March 9, 2022

Join Jazz in the Crawlspace for a jazz-club style night of music on Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 PM at the Crawlspace Theater with alto saxophonist Steve Wilson. Steve Wilson has attained ubiquitous status in the studio and on the stage with the greatest names in jazz, as well as critical acclaim as a bandleader in his own right.

A musician’s musician, Wilson has brought his distinctive sound to more than 100 recordings led by such celebrated and wide-ranging artists as Chick Corea, George Duke, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Dianne Reeves, Bill Bruford, Gerald Wilson, Maria Schneider, Joe Henderson, Charlie Byrd, Billy Childs, Karrin Allyson, Don Byron, Bill Stewart, James Williams, and Mulgrew Miller among many others.

Wilson has seven recordings under his own name, leading and collaborating with such stellar musicians as Lewis Nash, Carl Allen, Steve Nelson, Cyrus Chestnut, Greg Hutchinson, Dennis Irwin, James Genus, Larry Grenadier, Ray Drummond, Ben Riley, and Nicholas Payton.

Date: March 31, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Price: $5.00 – $12.00

Tickets available at crawlspacecomedy.com/event/jazz-in-the-crawlspace-presents-steve-wilson-quartet/

Steve Wilson’s performance is part of a series of jazz concerts at Crawlspace Theater (located at 315 W. Michigan in downtown Kalamazoo), funded in part by the John Stites Jazz Awards.

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John loved music with all his heart and was the ideal recording engineer – a profession into which he poured all his considerable talents and artistry.

Dan Gustin

The John Stites Jazz Awards (JSJA) are funded by the John Stites Jazz Artist Organization, honoring the memory of John Stites and his passion for jazz music.

The organization funds:

  • Advanced studies for emerging and established professional jazz musicians
  • Concerts, competitions and projects that expand jazz audiences and the appreciation of jazz in or near communities in the Midwest