Gavin Wilson has been busy performing with his hairbrush in small venues for the last several months. And as far as he knows, he sounds really good.
Born and raised in Illinois, Gavin came to DeKalb to study Music composition at NIU in 1982, bringing with him all his bad habits from 3rd grade, including magic, ventriloquism, trumpet, guitar, piano and telling inappropriate jokes.
Studying music with Jan Bach, Steven Squires and Tim Blickham, Gavin also played in the NIU jazz lab band, and DeKalb Barbershop group. Eventually he settled into a life of raising sons, cooking, explaining long term care insurance, growing older and telling inappropriate jokes.
He’s very excited to get back to performing with DeKalb Municipal Band, Jazz in Progress, Stagecoach Players and the National Association of Hairbrush Participants.
Here’s Gavin Wilson.