COMPOSER-TRUMPETER SARAH WILSON EARNS CENTER FOR CULTURAL INNOVATION GRANT
Sarah Wilson -][- Trapeze Project – [Brass Tonic Records, 2010]
Wilson’s recent CD “Trapeze Project” is also Earning Acclaim Composer/trumpeter Sarah Wilson is one of 11 California artists (and just 2 musicians) awarded a prestigious Investing in Artists grant in the Artistic Innovation category from The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI).
Wilson will use the grant to fund a new project writing music in tribute to her female jazz mentors, Myra Melford, Laurie Frink and Carla Bley. “While I don’t know Carla Bley personally, it was at her 1999 Knitting Factory concert that I finally saw a model for what I wanted to do…just be up there and have the focus be on my music,” says Wilson. “If these women hadn’t paved the road for me, I never would’ve been able to do what I do. They made it possible for me to follow my musical path.” Wilson will also write compositions for her male mentors, John McNeil and Paul Caputo.
Wilson has emerged as “one of the most intriguing and promising composers and trumpeters on the contemporary music scene” (Derk Richardson, San Francisco Chronicle). Her original work has earned numerous commissions and premiered internationally and she earned wide acclaim for her 2006 Evander Music debut, Music for an Imaginary Play. Her new CD Trapeze Project – with clarinetist Ben Goldberg, pianist Myra Melford, bassist Jerome Harris, and drummer Scott Amendola – showcases her danceable, visually evocative, and melodic music that is both sophisticated and accessible. Trapeze Project was released September 28, 2010 on Brass Tonic Records and is already earning acclaim: Continue reading