Jeffery Wilson is perhaps best known as a composer. He studied at the Royal College of Music, Cambridge and Paris and numbers among his teachers John Lambert, Herbert Howells, Gordon Jacob and Olivier Messiaen. His performances and recordings range from pop and jazz to classical and contemporary and he performs regularly with ‘Saxology’ and his own band ‘The Reduced History of Jazz’
Jeffery is coordinator and a Professor of Composition at Junior Guildhall and Professor of Saxophone at the Royal Military School of Music. He was principal examiner (Jazz) for Guildhall Exams and is now adviser and examiner for Trinity College London. He was for many years a supervisor on the music faculty at Cambridge University and a visiting lecturer at Utrecht Conservatorium in Holland.