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Feb1

Charity Show

Edison Park Inn, 6175 N. Olmstead, Chicago, IL

Playing a charity show with some fellow musicians to raise money for a breast cancer charity.  There will be 4bands. We are the last band to go on.

Dec21

Solo Guitar Show

Adelle's, 535 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL

I will be doing a solo guitar show at this restaurant of fine dining. 

Dec13

Solo Guitar Show

Pollyanna Brewing Company, 245 E Main St, Roselle, IL

I will be doing a solo guitar show at this brew house.

Nov30

Solo Guitar

25 West Brewing Company, 152 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale, IL

I will be doing a solo guitar show at this brew house which has food as well.

Nov29

Christmas Duo

Harp and Fiddle, 110 Main St,, Park Ridge, IL

Playing Christmas music and more with saxophonist Joe Brown.

Free

Nov23

Solo Guitar

Perry's Pizza, 711 W Devon Ave, Park Ridge, IL

Playing solo guitar.  Perry's has a restaurant and a bar area.

Free

Nov16

Brown / Howard Band

At Work Sports Bar, 1190 E Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, IL

Playing guitar with the Brown/Howard band.  Come out for some Funk, R&B and Blues.  Free parking and no cover.

Free

Nov10

Solo Guitar

Veterans Day Ceremony, 10308 Main Street, Richmond, IL

I will be providing background music during a free dinner for veterans between 2pm and 4pm.  There is a ceremony at 1pm. Click on link for info for those that would like to attend.

Nov2

Solo Guitar Show

Adelle's, 535 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL

I will be doing a solo guitar show at this restaurant of fine dining.

Oct19

Private Function

Private Function

Oct4

Solo Guitar

Adelle's, 535 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL

I will be doing a solo guitar show at this restaurant of fine dining.

Sep6

Solo Guitar

Adelle's, 535 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL

I will be doing a solo guitar show at this restaurant of fine dining.

Aug24

Private Function

Private Function

Aug17

Solo Guitar Show

Whiskey Hill Tap Room, 1115 Zygmunt Circle, Westmont, IL

Doing a solo guitar show at this brewery.  Check their website for tap room menu.

Aug11

Solo Guitar Show

Mackey's Hideout, 2601 S. River Road, Mchenry, IL

Playing a solo guitar show.  Mackey's has a huge variety of beer and liquor to choose from.

Free / 21 and over

Aug3

Solo Guitar

Adelle's, 535 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL

I will be doing a solo guitar show at this restaurant of fine dining.

Guitarist   Bassist   Composer   Instructor

 

About

 Jack Wilson is an accomplished  guitarist  from the Chicagoland area. He is the 1st place winner of the 2016 International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition  held at the Walnut Valley festival in Winfield, Kansas. (He placed 2nd in 2015.) This contest is considered, by many, the Olympics of fingerpicking.  In addition, he has won seven other guitar contests as well as a bass contest. He currently freelances as a guitarist and bassist in bands, performs as a solo fingerstyle guitarist, teaches guitar and bass lessons, and on occasion, produces and engineers recording projects for other artists.  

 Whether performing with a group or solo, he is a chameleon of a player, being able to shift comfortably from acoustic to electric, pick or fingerstyle in a wide range of styles. He developed this versatility from an upbringing of listening to his mother's R&B 45's, playing hard rock and heavy metal with his friends, learning bluegrass and country standards from his guitar playing grandfather, and as a jazz and classical guitar major in college. This exposure has not only been invaluable as a performer, but also as a composer and instructor.                                                   

 He has released one cd appropriately titled "Fidgety Digits" that demonstrates his fingerstyle arranging and writing abilities. He immediately gets your attention on the opening track by producing a cowbell sound from the guitar from his version of  "Low Rider" by the band War. He is currently working on some of his original material, as well as another fingerstyle cd to be released in 2020.

 

 

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