Kaleigh Wilder is a multi-instrumentalist and improviser based in Detroit. Speaking primarily through the baritone saxophone, Kaleigh combines elements of classical, jazz, avant-garde and Afro Diasporic influence into a unifying sound. Using timbral extremes that shift between raw and polished, abrasive and sensitive, discomfort and catharsis, Kaleigh translates bodily and ancestral memory into sound to communicate viscerally. She hopes to amplify in the listener their own understanding of music and self.

Visions: Listen to the late Geri Allen, Marcus Belgrave and more

This week on Visions, host Kaleigh Wilder immerses in music from Detroit artists Marcus Belgrave, Geri Allen, Donald Walden and...

Visions: Listen to music from Karriem Riggins, Sun Ra, Kenny Garrett + more

This week on Visions, I play recent Detroit releases from Russ Macklem, De'Sean Jones' Urban Art Orchestra, and a new...

Hear Dorothy Ashby, Griot Galaxy, Robert Hurst and more on ‘Visions’

On this week's episode of Visions, I play a selection from the 2024 Grammy-winning album The Omnichord Real Book by...

Listen to the premiere episode of ‘Visions’ Monday on WDET

Starting in 1968 and stopping in 2024, the series premiere of Visions is a selection of jazz by artists you...