He attended Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore, and enrolled in the “Music Careers” Curriculum in 1971 under the tutelage of Dr. Thomas DeLaine and Dr. Reppard Stone. During this period, he attended the Peabody Conservatory Prep School.
After graduating from High School, Reggie enlisted in the U.S. Army and passed the audition to serve as a U.S. Army Bandsman for the 392nd Army Band. Reggie has served in the army band system for over 35 years, with some breaks in service. He was the NCO in charge of the 229th Army Band Jazz Ensemble from 2001-2013. He attended Morgan State University and majored in music, under the direction of Dr. Melvin Miles Jr.
Reggie Wilson is experienced in all genres of music with emphasis on R&B, Gospel, and Jazz. Reggie has also served as an instructor at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute in the mid 90’s. He has performed since the late 70’s with a variety of bands and ensembles. Reggie has also shared the stage with recording artists including “ODESSY” (Native New Yorker), Grammy nominee Richard Smallwood, Jacob Lusk (American Idol runner up), Dennis Chambers, George Gray, Skip Dorsey, Greg Hatza, Jake Sheffer, Ronny Smith, Lee Pearson, Larry Bright, Sir Walter Jackson, Herb Kenny (of the original Ink Spots), as well as other top local artists. He has composed for Atlantic/Cotillion Records for international R&B Grammy Award winning recording artists “Slave” on their “Just a Touch of Love” Album.
After retiring in 2010 from a 27 year career with the Baltimore County Police Department as well as the military with over 20 years of honorable service in 2014, Reggie performs around the Baltimore/Washington area with local Jazz, R&B, and Gospel artists. In May of 2016, Reggie relocated to the Orlando area, and is currently playing with local artists in central Florida.
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