Bert Wilson And Friends In The Black Box At The Washington Center On November 16


Submitted by Washington Center for the Performing Arts

The Washington Center is pleased to announce Bert and his special guests will help transform our Black Box into an intimate Jazz Club on Friday, November 16th.   Enjoy a glass of wine or a special cocktail with your friends and unwind after a stressful week.

Bert Wilson is one of the underground legends of the jazz world—and he lives right here in Olympia.  He is a survivor of polio in the 1940s (although it has left him confined to a wheelchair), the New York jazz scene of the mid-1960s, and the California underground of the 1970s.  Wilson’s musical compositions have a unique voice, well-rooted in the jazz tradition and extending into the pure expression of free-jazz—often within the same song.    He is well-known among saxophonists the world over for his mastery of multiphonics and extended range.  He has given lessons to Lenny Pickett, (formerly of “Tower of Power” and current Saturday Night Live musical director), Ernie Watts, Jeff Coffin and many others.

This is the first in the Black Box Jazz Series; other shows are scheduled for January 18, 2013, March 8, 2013 and May 10, 2013.  These shows are 21+.  Tickets are available by calling 360-753-8586 or online at


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