Eilish Wilson

Saxophonist and Music teacher in Wellington

Kia ora! I’m Eilish Wilson, a saxophonist and music teacher based in Wellington/Te Whanganui a Tara, Aotearoa.

Since graduating from the New Zealand School of Music at the end of 2015, I've worked consistently throughout New Zealand and abroad. Highlights include playing at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the Rodger Fox Big Band, and recording albums at the legendary United Studios (L.A) & at the acclaimed Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, New York City.

I perform with a variety of bands and collectives, including Raw Collective, Dr. Reknaw, The Wellington Mingus Ensemble, and most recently Fun ⅋ Funner.

To find out more about my teaching work, click here.

People who inspire me include Kae Tempest, Cécile McLorin Salvant & Melissa Aldana.

When I'm not busy with music, I love taking film photography, going on road trips & skiing with my mates.

I want this song played at my funeral.

Record out now! The Rodger Fox Big Band Live at the Rogue and Vagabond (Thelonious Records)

Upcoming gigs:


SAT JAN 16TH - Summer Sounds Music Festival with Trinity Roots (+ extended band), The Queen Charlotte Tavern

FRI JAN 22ND - Tora Bombora with Newtown Rocksteady (SOLD OUT)

SAT JAN 23RD - Trinity Roots (+ extended band), Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival

SAT JAN 30TH - Raw Collective at Wingman Festival, Great Barrier Island

My Yamaha YTS-62 tenor saxophone (professional level) is for sale. Click here for more info.

  • Education
    • BMus in Jazz Performance (First Class Hons)
    • New Zealand School of Music
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