Kyle Wilson has been an integral member of the improvised music community in New York City for the past 12 years and has been involved with an eclectic variety of musical projects. He continues to strive to make inspiring music and forge new creative collaborations.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Kyle studied with local legend Bob Price, and was accepted to The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in 1999. Surrounded by a rich tradition and forward-thinking musical environment, it was here that he cultivated the foundations for the music he plays today. It was also where he was exposed to life as a professional musician, playing in the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble and touring in China and Taiwan.
After HSPVA, Kyle received a scholarship to The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City and graduated with a BFA in Jazz Performance in 2007. He has performed and toured with great musicians such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, Matt Brewer, Adam Cruz, Ben Street, Noah Garabedian and Ben van Gelder, among others. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and is involved with a variety of musical projects, including The Matt Brewer Group, Ben van Gelder’s Medallion, Noah Garabedian’s Big Butter and The Egg Men, The Danny Fischer-Lochhead Large Ensemble, and SHWILSON.
Kyle recently released his first album as a leader, SHWILSON, on Fishkill Records.