Kyle Wilson has been an integral member of the creative music community in New York City for over 20 years 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 attended The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Surrounded by a rich tradition and forward-thinking creative environment, it was here that he cultivated the foundations for the music he plays today.
After HSPVA, Kyle moved to New York City and graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has performed and toured with renowned musicians such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, Matt Brewer, Adam Cruz, Ben Street, Rodney Green, Pete Rende, Gilad Hekselman, Frank LoCrasto and Ben van Gelder, among others.
While collaborating with various musicians, he also performs his own projects, The Burnt Ends, a 7-piece instrumental group playing reinvented arrangements of vintage country classics, and SHWILSON, his Casio-keyboard-inspired synth exploration of original material drawing on sounds of old horror movies, video games and library music. Kyle has released 5 albums as a leader, including one horror film soundtrack, and has recorded on a number of other musician’s projects.
He has also found a calling creating handmade paper collage using found images, scissors and glue to make colorful work centered around themes of science fiction, nature, fantasy and abstraction. This creative exploration has recently yielded collaboration opportunities with musicians using stop-motion animation techniques to pair his visuals with their music.