Orenda Duo/Jenny Wilson Jazz Trio
Jenny Wilson - piano/voice/flute; Nathan Wilson - upright bass; Evan Lintz - drums.
Musician and painter, Jenny Wilson will celebrate her 60th birthday at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts in Orlando, FL on Feb. 2, 2018. Joining her will be her husband, bassist Nathan Wilson and son, drummer Evan Lintz. They will play original music and selected jazz standards from a wide spectrum of composers. The trio has performed with noted jazz musicians Chuck Redd, Nicki Parrott, Art Lande, Sean Nowell, James Walker, David Kane, and Paul Langosch. This year they are headlining the West Virginia Jazz Society’s Jazz River Festival in their hometown of Morgantown, West Virginia.
A collection of original compositions by Jenny, "What She Sang in Winter," the Jenny Wilson Trio’s first CD, has received praises from noted jazz artists Art Lande, Kenny Rittenhouse, and David Kane. Their second recording as a trio, "Willow," is a collection of vocal jazz standards, many from the 30s and 40s with fresh new arrangements.
The Orenda Duo is Jenny and Nathan’s latest project. Playing as a piano/bass duo, “The World Is Turning Gold,” is a collection of original contemporary jazz compositions. Their second release as the Orenda Duo, “Both Sides Now,” is a compilation of songs by singer/songwriters Laura Nyro, James Taylor, Jimmy Webb, Carole King and Joni Mitchell, and two pieces from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story." The duo has made new arrangements for these timeless songs, some featuring vocals by Jenny. All the artwork, photography, design and recording have been done by Jenny and Nathan.
Jenny is currently exhibiting paintings at Tamarack Center for the Arts and Stifel Fine Arts Center in her home state of West Virginia and is preparing new works for solo exhibits in 2018.
Bassist Nathan is a member of the Squonk Opera, an international touring theater group based out of Pittsburgh, PA.
Drummer Evan Lintz is a member of touring band Electric Love Machine and electronica DJ “Steve French.” He is also a member of the prestigious David Kane Jazz Quartet in Washington, DC.