Former director of jazz studies and brass studies at Brevard College and
a performing artist/clinician for the S. E. Shires Co., Steve Wilson
has an extensive career as a professional trombonist. He started his
career as a freelance musician in the San Francisco area before working
as lead/solo trombonist on the house band at Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort
Casino. He has performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis
Jr., Natalie Cole, George Benson, and Jay Leno, among others.
Wilson has been a member of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra since 1986
and has performed with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles in the
southeast. Wilson has performed as a featured soloist at the
International Trombone Association, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, the
Midwest Clinic, and at Spoleto USA. His arrangements for trombone
ensemble have been performed at the University of South Carolina, the
Southeast Trombone Symposium, and the International Trombone Festival.
He was twice named best trombone at the world famous Pacific Coast Jazz
Festival in Berkeley, Calif. Wilson has served as clinician and soloist
at workshops and festivals across the U.S. He has performed with the
national touring companies for A Chorus Line, Sugar Babies, Annie
Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, The Producers, Annie, Chicago, Sweet Charity,
South Pacific, Dream Girls, White Christmas, 9 to 5, and Young Frankenstein.