New Dr. Lonnie Smith Big Band Video

I just stumbled upon a video that was taken of Dr. Lonnie Smith’s big band from a week we played at The Jazz Standard a couple years ago.  Trombonist Corey King arranged Dr. Lonnie’s tunes like butter.  Hands down one of the most fun groups I’ve ever been a part of.  This song is entitled Bee Hive and I’m sure you can tell why.


OLD MACDONALD Wednesday, September 28 @ Tomi Jazz 9 PM!  We’ll be playing some original compositions, as well as some gems by Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk and others.

Here’s a clip from our last show at Sycamore in Brooklyn:

Taste Victory (K. Wilson)

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The Doctor

Hey all, here’s an update!  I am super excited to be playing with organist extraordinaire Dr. Lonnie Smith at the Jazz Standard this week from August 4-7, sets at 7:30 & 9:30 PM.  It was a blast when we played with the big band over New Years Eve this past year (NY Times review here), and this should be an especially fun nonet featuring:

Dr. Lonnie Smith – organ
Logan Richardson – alto sax/flute
John Ellis – tenor sax/bass clarinet
KW – tenor sax/soprano sax
Corey King – trombone/arrangements
Miki Hirose – trumpet
Max Seigel – bass trombone/tuba
Jonathan Kreisberg – guitar
Jamire Williams – drums

Westward Bound

I am both excited and honored to be flying out to Los Angeles next week to play a few shows with my good friend and great bassist, Dave Robaire.  We will be playing one night as Dave’s group and two nights as pianist Josh Nelson’s group, featuring Josh Nelson, piano; myself, tenor sax; Dave Robaire, bass; Dan Schnelle, drums; and Vanessa Robaire, vocals.  We will be performing original music by Dave and Josh, as well as a special night called “Retrospective: The Music of the 1960’s Blue Note Albums“.   If this reaches anyone in the LA area, it’d be great to see you at any of these shows!  Please visit my Performances page for times and locations.

I plan on making a stop through Amoeba Records, Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, and In-N-Out Burger (highly recommend upgrading your burger to Animal Style).  Hopefully I’ll have some pics and tracks to upload when I return!