News Release - February 14, 2013

Matt Wilson and Arts & Crafts Come to Weill Hall

The versatile Matt Wilson – drummer, composer, bandleader, producer and teacher – brings his group Arts & Crafts to Sonoma State University on Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall. The concert is presented by the jazz studies program and includes a free improvisation workshop at 3 p.m. the same day in Weill Hall.

Wilson is a veteran of more than 250 jazz albums as leader, co-leader or sideman. Based in New York, he can be heard with one of his four groups – Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts, Christmas Tree-O and the Carl Sandburg Project – as well as with Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Charlie Haden and Lee Konitz. Arts & Crafts most recent album is the highly acclaimed An Attitude for Gratitude (Palmetto) which features settings of “Little Boy with the Sad Eyes” and “There’s No You” as well as originals by Wilson and Gary Versace.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Weill Hall
Matt Wilson and Arts & Crafts

· Matt Wilson, drums and leader; Terell Stafford, trumpet and flügelhorn; Gary Versace, piano, Hammond organ and accordion; Martin Wind, bass
Opening sets by the SSU Jazz Orchestra and Latin Band led by Doug Leibinger and Kendrick Freeman.

Tickets are $10-$15 and available online. To speak with a box office representative call 707-664-2353 weekdays between 2-5 p.m. For information about the workshop email

Weill Hall at the Green Music Center is located at the north campus entrance off Rohnert Park Expressway. Parking is $5 and is available in Lots O and L.

Media Contact:

Ruth E. Wilson
Lecturer in Horn
Music Department Publicity
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928