Gavin Wilson has lived in DeKalb since 1982 when he came to join the NIU Jazz program and study music composition. He and his wife Mary have owned and operated the Hillside Restaurant with their 3 sons for 30 years, and is also an insurance and financial representative for COUNTRY Financial. In past decades Gavin has been a member of such community groups as The Barbershop Society of America, Stagecoach Theatre, Kiwanis, Jazz in Progress, Children’s Community Theatre, and Dreamers Annex Theatre, where he served as director and President after the death of the late Dee Heuer. With his father and sons, Gavin performed a local variety show for 10 years, to support and benefit the preservation of the Egyptian Theatre. Gavin also subs with the Municipal Band when possible, and is delighted to be back singing again after a long time away.