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Over the years D.S. Wilson has played and released music in various genres including rock, pop and blues, but today is laser-focused on combining his past with his present and bringing forth a wonderful evolution to the smooth jazz realm. He started playing in rock bands in the '80s and didn't stop until well into the new millennium. In between then and now he won the North Carolina Battle of the Bands and worked with Grammy-nominated producer John Custer on his band, Dolo's, self-titled album in the late '90s. It wasn't until after Dolo dissolved that D.S. Wilson decided to try his hand at being a solo artist.
Armed with years of the piano and saxophone under his belt, leaning towards smooth jazz with his 2018 release, Stella Rose, was a natural progression. It comes a decade after his first solo soft rock record, Save Me. For his 2018 release, D.S. Wilson went above and beyond what he even expected of himself. Stella Rose presents an array of arrangements and compositions that capture not only the spirit of jazz in all its glory but also what D.S. Wilson is capable of as an artist and producer with some three decades of experience to his name.
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“(Swing Your Baby) Great Jazz - this is what good music sounds like!.” - Nam-Radio Blog
12/04/2018: (“Emma’s Visit”) “This piece's jazzy rhythm satisfies the ear and contains a tremendous musical arrangement from start to finish. The bass melody is fantastic! Great job! BRAVO” - Hits 80’s - 90’s Playlister on Spotify
“This is my new favorite track, great music. This is true talent at its best.” - Nam-Radio Blog
“(Emma’s Visit) Digging this tune!” - EARMILK Music Blog
07/16/2019: The song “Emma’s Visit” was featured Neptis music blog
07/15/2019: The song “She’s Crazy” was featured on Chill Select music blog
07/13/2019: The songs “She’s Crazy” and “Emma’s Visit” were featured on Lofi Munk Chilled Beats music blog
03/10/2019: The song “Under the Wire” was featured on LastDayDeaf Music Blog.
03/10/2019: The song “Swing Your Baby” was featured on LastDayDeaf Music Blog.
03/04/2019: The song “Afterglow” was featured on Soul Fusion Radio’s Jazz Special.
01/24/2019: The song “Swing Your Baby” was featured on Nam Radio.
01/16/2019: The song “Seattle Rain” was featured on CheersToTheVikings Music Blog.
01/12/2019: The song “Siesta Rosadalia” featured on LastDayDeaf Music Blog.
11/21/2018: The album Stella Rose was featured on InspotMusic on SoundCloud
11/19/2018: The album Stella Rose was featured on Hot Lunch Music blog:
11/19/2018: 7 songs from Stella Rose placed into rotation on Nam Radio.
11/18/2018: “Emma’s Visit” featured on EARMILK Music blog
09/30/2019: The song “Emma’s Visit” made the weekly Top 10 on Jango.com
09/22/2019: The song “Daydream” made the weekly Top 10 on Jango.com
08/31/2019: Six songs from Stella Rose received Pop Scores of 90 or greater during the month of August on Jango.com
07/31/2019: Six songs from Stella Rose received Pop Scores of 91 or greater for the month of July on Jango.com
07/03/2019: Four songs from Stella Rose received Pop Scores of over 85 for the month of June on Jango.com
06/17/2019: The song “She’s Crazy” made the weekly Top 10 on Jango.com