Kyle Wilson has been an integral member of the creative music community in New York City since 2003 and has been involved with an eclectic variety of musical projects. He continues to strive to make inspiring music, forge new creative collaborations and build community through the arts.
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.
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, Rodney Green, Pete Rende, Gilad Hekselman, 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 Martin Nevin Group, Ben van Gelder’s Medallion, Noah Garabedian’s Big Butter and The Egg Men, The Danny Fischer-Lochhead Large Ensemble, The Slim Tones, Tom Csatari’s Uncivilized and SHWILSON.
Under the electro-psych alias of SHWILSON, Kyle explores the versatility of Casio keyboards and synthesizers inspired by the sounds of vintage horror movies and video games. He has released two albums with this project and has recorded on many others.