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St. John Christmas Music Festival Features Matt Wigler

Oct 17, 2008 – The Christmas Music Festival will be held after the children's parade at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 6. One of the featured performers is 13-year-old jazz piano prodigy Matt Wigler and his trio. Also performing will be jazz trumpet sensation Tyler Lindsay and his band, and 'The Diva of All Divas' Maryel Epps.
Matt has appeared on stage with many famous blues musicians including Deanna Bogart, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tommy Castro, Bobby Rush, Tab Benoit, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, and Sir Mack Rice.
His debut CD "XIII," released In June 2007, was produced by the great blues pianist Deanna Bogart. "Whether Matt's jamming on the Blues Cruise, being invited on stage with great musicians, or at home listening to those who came before, it's the love and respect for music that truly propels him along," said Deanna.
The Baltimore Sun describes Matt's CD as "…foot-tapping, head-swinging, blues and jazz…wait until you hear this musician."
He has played at the State Theatre in Virginia, the 8×10 Club in Baltimore, the Columbia Festival of the Arts, Artscape, the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival, the DC Blues Festival and the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise.
Matt Wigler's performance schedule, sound clips, photographs and other information are available at www.mattwigler.com.
Food and beverage service will be available all evening, so bring a chair or bring a blanket, but please be cool and don't bring coolers.
A midnight passenger ferry from Cruz Bay to Red Hook will be available, so come early and plan to stay late.
For additional information, contact Steve Simon at 693-8120 or at stevesimonlive@yahoo.com

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