Steve Wilson celebrates release of “Opportunity Knocking” at the KuumbwaOctober 24, 7-10:00 pm Dinner and Doors, 6:00 pm $12/Adv $15/Door
A trombonist, vocalist, composer/arranger, and teacher at Harbor High and Branciforte Middle School, Steve Wilson covers all the bases as he cooks up a tasty musical smorgasbord of straight-ahead jazz, funk, Latin jazz, and Brazilian grooves. His brilliant trombone playing and vocals are ably supported by an ace rhythm section of Marshall Otwell on piano; Dan Robbins on bass; and Olaf Schiappicasse on drums. The trio is also featured with Wilson on his new CD release, Opportunity Knocking, along with two special guest artists, guitar legend Mundell Lowe and acclaimed saxophonist Donny McCaslin. Gino Raugi also teaches at Branciforte Middle School. Wilson is a 2013 Santa Cruz Weekly Gold Award winner for Best Local Musician.
Marshall Otwell – piano
Gino Raugi – guitar
Brad Hecht – tenor sax and clarinet
Jessica Lowe-Wilson – vocals
Dan Robbins – bass
Olaf Schiappicasse – drums
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