Jed Wilson grew up in Gladstone, Oregon and began studying piano at a young age. As a teenager, Wilson was an active performer on the Portland jazz scene at haunts such as the Typhoon Lounge, and won prestigious awards (including Downbeat Magazine's 'Best High School Jazz Soloist' honor three years in a row). In addition to studying and performing jazz, Wilson continued his classical studies, composed songs, and accompanied choirs and vocal soloists.
Wilson came to Boston in 2000 after receiving a scholarship to study at the New England Conservatory. His wide-ranging taste and abilities were evident in his performing choices (NEC Honors Jazz Ensemble, The Wild Band of Snee, featuring Grammy-nominated cellist Rushad Eggleston, and duo and quartet work with vocalist Dominique Eade).
After graduation and a brief stint in New York City, Wilson is now living in Portland, Oregon again, where he was recently featured in the Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute's annual Young Artist Jazz Concert.
Collaborators now for over two years, Dominique Eade and Wilson have recorded a CD of duets, "Open (JP 3001)," to be released this fall. In a review of a recent performance he singled out as one of the year's best, Bill Beuttler of the Boston Globe writes, "Wilson's piano work, skilled and subtle, made plain why a guy so young has become Eade's duo partner of choice.
Dominique Eade Albums
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