KALIL WILSON - TIMELESS
KALIL WILSON - TIMELESS
Fri Dec 16, 2016
7:00P - 10:30P
"Kalil has the gift, I know it when I hear it. He is anointed" - Carlos Santana
"Only once in a long while there arrives a vocal talent like this" - Seth Riggs
In less than a decade, vocalist Kalil Wilson has become one of the most potent and promising young vocalists of his generation. Gifted with a powerful yet nuanced voice and armed with a technical versatility that positions him comfortably in jazz, R&B, pop, and even classical, Wilson has earned high marks from the music press and has captivated audiences from Barcelona to Berkeley with performances that defy easy categorization. His bright re-imaginings of jazz standards and originals are well-informed by the rich history of great jazz singing while melding seamlessly with his heartfelt, eclectic stylings.
25th Street Recording is a world-class music recording facility niched in the heart of downtown Oakland. It features many specialized construction techniques that make it one of the quietest, best sounding studios in the world.
"THE CONTROL ROOM, MONITORING, OUTBOARD GEAR AND MIC SELECTION ARE AMONG THE BEST I'VE EVER ENCOUNTERED. SOME PEOPLE CALL THAT OLD SCHOOL, I JUST CALL IT AMAZING."
— NEIL DORFSMAN (STING, BJÖRK, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN)
What's in it for you: as a doubleOone member, you will attend a 4 hour recording session in a state of the art studio, and share this unique moment with a band as they record a track, and work together to reach excellence.
You will be in the recording room with the musicians as they play, next to Genius Wesley on drums, facing Dan Marschak on piano, and surrounded by Ryan Lukas on bass and Kalil on vocals. We give you access to the unfiltered creative process of one of jazz's greatest vocalist, a sense of how the musicians understand and evolve their art You will find that studios are sanctuaries, places where time flows at its own natural pace, and where true inspiration is captured in sound and music.
If you are a musician yourself, we might even have a surprise for you. The recording is followed by a cultural chat and a Q&A session, addressing creativity, emotional labor, art and life choices, communication, practice, inspiration, achievements and the road to one's true calling, ambition and mastery.
*Our recording sessions standards: you will attend the recording session with a small doubleOone group (only 20-25 spots available/recording), and engage in creating genuine music. Catering and wine will be served.