Drummer Matt Wilson (pictured) and his quartet are coming to St. Louis for a matinee performance at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 5 at the Black Cat Theatre in Maplewood.
Critically acclaimed for his drumming chops, bandleading and composing skills, and sometimes-skewed sense of humor, Wilson has recorded eight albums as a leader for Palmetto Records, and also works with Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz and others. He was in St. Louis in January 2006 to do a concert with another of his ensembles, the group Arts and Crafts, at St. Louis University.
Wilson's quartet, which was formed back in 1996, includes Andrew D’Angelo on alto saxophone and bass clarinet, Jeff Lederer on tenor and soprano saxophones and clarinet, and Chris Lightcap on acoustic and electric bass. The quartet has recorded three CDs for Palmetto, with a fourth, That’s Gonna Leave a Mark, set for release this fall.
General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for college, high school and middle school students with ID and are available at www.blackcattheatre.org, and at the Black Cat Theatre box office. For more information, you can call the Black Cat Theatre at 314-781-8300.