Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble Performs 'Tesseract,' by Javier Nero with guest drummer Matt Wilson

The David P. ’60 and Susan W. Wohlhueter Jazz Composition Contest Presents the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble with special guest drummer Matt Wilson and the winning composition “Tesseract” by Javier Nero.

Friday, December 8, 2017
8:15 p.m. | Ford Hall | James J. Whalen Center for Music

Special guest drummer Matt Wilson is one of today’s most celebrated jazz artists, universally recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style as well as for being a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teacher. He leads the Matt Wilson Quartet, among other ensembles, and has performed with legends of music ranging from Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis to Elvis Costello and Pat Metheny. His most recent release, Honey and Salt, was given a 5-star review by Downbeat.

The prize for the winning composition is made possible through the generosity of David Wohlhueter – a 1960 Ithaca College graduate and former longtime sports information director at both IC and Cornell – and his wife, Susan.

This concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mike Titlebaum, Director of Jazz Studies in the School of Music, at

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should call (607) 274-3717 or email We ask that requests for accommodations be made as much in advance of the event as possible.

Matt Wilson, drummer