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: Celebrating influential Detroit music mentor Marcus Belgrave with son Kasan Belgrave

On this episode of Visions, I’m joined in-studio by saxophonist Kasan Belgrave to celebrate the birthday of Detroit trumpeter and...

Visions: Spotlighting avant-garde jazz with experimental labels Relative Pitch Records, Astral Spirits + more

On this episode of Visions, I drop music never heard before on WDET's airwaves! Hear me take it back to...

Visions: Celebrating Miles Davis for his 98th birthday

We're celebrating a jazz legend's birthday on this episode of Visions! This past Sunday would have been Mile Davis' 98th...

Visions: A belated Malcolm X birthday tribute, John Coltrane and more

This week on Visions, we have a belated celebration of Malcolm X's birthday with selections from Terence Blanchard's The Malcolm...

Visions: Hear new music from Keyon Harrold, Ian Fink and more

This week on Visions I drop a world premiere of a solo piano track from Detroit's Ian Fink and information about...

Visions: Spotlighting 1970s jazz featuring Ronnie Foster, Azymuth and more

This week on Visions, I feature more ‘70s jazz, including Ronnie Foster, Azymuth and Kenny Wheeler. Plus, hear newer releases...

Visions: Listen to 1970s jazz from Miles Davis, Alice Coltrane and more

This week on Visions, I take you back to the 1970s with classics from Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, Alice Coltrane’s...

Visions: Hear from Big 3 Palladium Orchestra, João Gilberto and more

This week on Visions, hear Latin jazz from the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra, bossa nova from João Gilberto, and Michigan's...

Visions: Listen to Detroit’s BALANCE, Shabaka, Melissa Aldana and more

This week on Visions, I play a new release from Detroit’s BALANCE — a duo between Marcus Elliot and Michael...

Visions: Hear Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Yvonne Rogers and more

This week on Visions, I venture into the world of avant-garde. You’ll hear Art Ensemble of Chicago, Ornette Coleman, Sun...

Visions: Celebrate early-April jazz birthdays with Robert Glasper, Benny Green and more

This week on Visions, I celebrate some early-April jazz birthdays: Robert Glasper, Benny Green, Gary Smulyan, Stanley Turrentine, Gerry Mulligan...

Visions: Hear Alice Coltrane, Ellen Rowe Octet, Lakecia Benjamin and more women in jazz

This week on Visions, I play a selection from a previously unreleased recording of Alice Coltrane live at Carnegie Hall...