Saxophonist, Educator, Composer
Welcome to the website of Kurt Wheeler!
Kurt Wheeler is an in demand saxophonist, woodwind player, educator, composer, and photographer in the Kansas City metro area. He combines varied influences including John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Yellowjackets, Steely Dan, Willie Colon, and Flying Lotus to create a unique and personal style unlike any other. As a musician, he is a prominent performer in jazz, latin, rock, classical, and contemporary styles on saxophone, flute, clarinet, drums, piano, and bass. As an educator, he is committed to furthering the growth of music through instruction at the university level as well as through private lessons to young people.
Kurt's new album, "The Capitol Reef Quintet" is a tribute to his experience at Capitol Reef National Park in Utah in July 2018 as an artist-in residence. The album is available on CD and all popular streaming services