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Jenny Wilson Trio
January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A mix of standards and new straight ahead jazz by this trio from West Virginia. This is Jenny’s third performance at Timucua over the years.
Jenny Wilson – piano/flute/vocals
Nathan Wilson -acoustic bass
Evan Lintz – drums
The Jenny Wilson Trio is a jazz group that focuses on original music as well as choice classic and contemporary standards. Jenny Wilson is a composer, pianist, flutist and vocalist. Originally from Queens, New York, Jenny is a graduate of WVU’s Master of Music Jazz Pedagogy program and has toured in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Her main compositional influences are Thelonius Monk and Wayne Shorter. Her piano style is informed by Bill Evans and her connection to his music is also reflected in that like Jenny, Bill was also fine flutist. Her vocal style is influenced by Shirley Horn and Diana Krall, understated yet swinging. Recent performances include the Women in Jazz Festival in Washington, DC, a monthly residency in Silver Spring with a quintet and performances at the City of Asylum in Pittsburgh, PA. Jenny is also juried Tamarack visual artist and has been selected as one of West Virginia’s best emerging painters.
Bassist Nathan Wilson is Jenny’s husband and also performs with the Squonk Opera from Pittsburgh, PA. He is especially attuned to the melodic style of playing that gives duo their signature sound. Nathan recently performed at the REACH Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and is busy doing recording, mixing and sound reinforcement for festivals in West Virginia, PA and Maryland.
Joining the duo will be their son, Evan Lintz. Evan is a high energy percussionist and producer. His vitality and creativity on the kit and his ability to contemporize and energize jazz standards make him a great accompanist and soloist.