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Aaron Wilson

Dean Jackson

Whatzup Features Writer

Published March 30, 2022

The biggest challenge facing Aaron Wilson might be deciding what comes next. The lead tenor saxophone player is an all-state jazz team member, and he’s received music scholarships from every major college in Indiana.Drawn to the saxophone, Wilson said joining jazz band in seventh grade opened the world of music to him. “I just thought it was cool,” he said about the saxophone. “Maybe it was just the stereotype surrounding the sax.”It’s in the moments of discovery where he falls in love again. “In the beginning, and it still happens sometimes, there were moments when it clicked,” he said. “Ideas that I didn’t understand, or I didn’t understand what the musician was trying to do. It was cool to be a newer artist and experience those new things.”What is he listening to now? He mentioned On Green Dolphin Street.He also has drawn attention for his work on the snare drum and piano.Whatever it is, Wilson said, it’s about being in the zone. “That’s why I play music,” he said. “It’s hard to describe unless you’ve been in that moment. Whenever you are locked in, it’s just magical.”


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