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Roger Wilder

Pianist Roger Wilder was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y. and received a Bachelor of Music from University of Miami in 1986. In 2000, the Wilder family moved to the Kansas City area, where Wilder performs with his own ensembles and as a sideman with various jazz artists and the Kansas City Symphony. He released his own cd "Stretch" in 2013 and has appeared on many cd's by artists including Angela Hagenbach, Duffy Jackson, Mike Metheny, the Westport Art Ensemble, Dan Thomas, the Sons of Brasil, and Stan Kessler. The Roger Wilder trio appears every Friday at the Majestic Restaurant.Mr. Wilder has served as adjunct jazz professor at the UMKC Conservatory for over 10 years, where he has taught Jazz Piano, Jazz Theory, Jazz Ear Training, and Jazz Small Group.Since 2005 he has hosted his own Jazz Radio Show as "The Jazz Geek" on 90.1 fm KKFI (www.kkfi.org) Fridays from 1 to 3 pm CST. (Low res Placeholder photo attached)