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Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O jingling all the way to Lovin Cup on December 15th

Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-o coverBop Arts (Tom Kohn and the Bop Shop's nonprofit side) is bringing Matt Wilson and his Christmas Tree-O to Lovin' Cup Brews & Bistro on Thursday, December 15th, at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $18 advance/$20 door. Lovin Cup is a great venue for music, but if you want to sit, you better get there early when the doors open at 7.

New York based drummer and Grammy nominee Matt Wilson is one of today's most called for jazz drummers and is also busy doing his own thing with his Arts and Crafts, Matt Wilson Quartet and other projects. Wilson has an inventive, musical drumming style that uses all surfaces of his kit as well as a host of other percussion. He is also a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teacher. As for this holiday project, as Matt puts it on his website:

It was a snowy day in May when Matt Wilson, Jeff Lederer and Paul Sikivie gathered at Maggie’s Farm recording studio to spread Christmas cheer. The result of that gathering is Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O, a collection of everyone’s favorite holiday tunes that’s destined to be added to holiday music collections all over the globe.

Matt Wilson is also a bit of a nut, like the "Kojaking" incident with Mike Melito and others during this year's XRIJF, which goes a long way in making any live gig where Wilson is playing a fun night despite the serious jazz music that is coming from the stage.  OK, this time it's holiday music, but knowing Wilson there will be surprises under the Tree-o for all. 

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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