Wilson Tay Wilson Bio
The trio of Wilson Tay Wilson is husband and wife Jenny and Nathan Wilson, and their good friend, Cher Siang Tay. Both Jenny and Nathan are residents of West Virginia and Siang is a native of Malaysia. They met while attending the jazz program at West Virginia University in Morgantown. There was an instant rapport between the three musicians and they began playing together weekly at various music venues in the area. The creation of the CD “Confluence” has a wonderful story. Playing regularly at a Sunday brunch in Morgantown, WV the trio was noticed by a New Orleans native who had been stranded in West Virginia during the terrible hurricanes. He told them that their music reminded him of home and gave him great comfort. He came to hear them week after week after week. Jim (the man from New Orleans) asked for a recording of the trio, and when they told him they did not have one he offered to help them make one. The trio and Jim made several trips to a wonderful studio in Aspinwall, PA to record on a Steinway grand from 1928 that had not left the church/recording studio since its installation. The results of this project can be heard on “Confluence”. The songs on the CD are dedicated to our friend Jim and to his generous spirit.
Jenny Wilson – bio
Jenny Wilson, (nee Jenny Menna) has recorded and toured with guitarist Tony Gaboury, pianist Art Lande and pianist Peggy Stern. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Flute performance and received her Masters Degree in Jazz Pedagogy from West Virginia University. She composes, performs regularly on flute, piano and guitar and maintains an active teaching studio. Her CD’s include “The River is Moving , “Alone Together” and “ Confluence”. Jenny performs regulary in WV, PA and MD with The Jenny Wilson Jazz Trio. The Jenny Wilson Trio is comprised of Jenny[piano/vocals], Nathan Wilson, bass and Mic Fries, drums. You can view their web pages at wilson.jenate.googlepages.com/home