CONSERVATORY

Roger Wilder Image

Roger Wilder

Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Piano

Roger Wilder was born and raised in Rochester, NY. After receiving a Bachelor of Music from University of Miami in 1986, he continued to record and perform in South Florida, most notably in groups assembled to back Stanley Turrentine, Randy Brecker, Adam Nussbaum, and Chris Potter. He taught a jazz piano class and private lessons at Miami-Dade Community College 1987-91. In 1995, he and his wife moved to the New York City area for five years, where his activities included teaching, performing, and recording.

He settled in Kansas City, and he now performs with local musicians including Angela Hagenbach, Sons of Brasil, Dan Thomas, and the Westport Art Ensemble. Discography: Duffy Jackson: Swing, Swing, Swing (Milestone/Fantasy) Phil Flanigan: New York Toast (Philophile) Glenda Davenport: Sophisticated Lady Chuck Zeuren: Why Not? Jon Doty: Until the Last Star is Out (MP3.com) Wesport Art Ensemble (Passit) Angela Hagenbach: Poetry of Love (Amazon Records) Mike Metheny: KC Potpourri Dan Thomas: City Scope