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D.S. Wilson
Home Base : Chicago, IL USA
Music Style : Smooth Jazz

PERFORMANCE VERSATILITY : From the Main Stage to Supporting Performances, Smooth Jazz Charting, Multi-Instrumentalist D.S. Wilson is available for Bookings worldwide!

INSTRUMENT(S) : Saxophones, Piano/Keyboards

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COLLEAGUES : Adam Hawley, Two-time Grammy Winner Mel Brown, Eric Valentine, Grammy-Nominated T.J. Morris, Marvin Shields, Jr., Neal Chapman, Grammy-Nominated John Custer, IMDb Winner Fran Dyer
 

PERFORMANCES : 

• Waraji - Raleigh, NC
• Promontory - Chicago, IL
• NC Battle of the Bands - Raleigh, NC
• North Carolina State Fair - Raleigh, NC
• NXNE Toronto - ON, Canada
• Chicago Auto Show - Chicago, IL
• The Tin Roof - Raleigh, NC
• Chief O’Neill’s - Chicago, IL
• Copper Fox - Geneva, IL
• FoxFire - Geneva, IL
• Colletti’s - Chicago, IL
• Fiora’s - Geneva, IL
• Preservation - Geneva, IL
• The Wine Exchange - St. Charles, IL
• Geneva Wine Cellar - Geneva, IL
• La Villa - Chicago, IL


SOCIAL FOLLOWERS : 
• Active Email – 5000+
• FaceBook - 1840+
• Jango.com – 1240+
• LinkedIn – 650+
• Spotify – 150+ (10,000 Monthly Listeners)
• Instagram - 170+
• YouTube - 100+
• ReverbNation - 52
• BandsInTown - 50+
• Twitter - 30
• SoundCloud - 16
  

NOTEWORTHY : 

• 30-50 Annual performances as a solo Smooth Jazz artist

• Scalable performances from full band to solo artist with backing tracks

• Performance times up to 4 Hours in duration

• Hundreds of past performances

• Awarded scholarship to Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA

• Finalist on 2022 Dave Koz Cruise Talent Competition

• Artist has released 7 albums (4 Rock, 3 Self-Produced Solo Smooth/Contemporary Jazz)

• Artist’s 3rd solo Smooth/Contemporary Jazz album “Skyline” (produced by Adam Hawley) released in early 2023

• New album “Skyline” charting multiple weeks in the SmoothJazz.com Global Top 100 Chart and RadioWave Top 100 charts

• Nearly 1,000,000 song/video streams since 2019

• Artist featured on Sirius XM Watercolors' "Dave Koz Lounge" weekly radio show

• Artist ranked #13 on Cool Jazz Weekly's Annual Top 26 for 2022

Booking Contact(s)
Doug Wilson
919-624-5500
D.S. Wilson

Sharing his long-in-the-making musical success story so that other talented dreamers may follow his bold lead, Chicago-based saxophonist/keyboardist D.S. Wilson explains that in his 20s, he had a chance to go to the Berklee College of Music but ended up working for IBM.  Several decades later, he’s making a vibrant splash in Smooth Jazz, charting in the Top 100 with both his well-received buoyant single “Life with You,” and now “Leave It to the Gods,” his sparkling and inviting new focus track showcasing his dynamic one-two punch as an instrumentalist.  Wilson fuses his robust melodic horn excitement with the sly sensuality and jazzy improvisational cool of his piano.  Paving the way for his forthcoming album SKYLINE, “Leave It to the Gods,” is a stellar collaboration with Adam Hawley, who brings his songwriting, guitar, and production brilliance to the song, along with other tracks from the upcoming album! ~Jonathan Widran

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