Jason Wilson's music has been described as "reggae-impressionism","jazzy-reggae" or even "post-reggae". While none of these quite cover it, Wilson's art is, nevertheless, truly unique; it is a sound where reggae is freely brushed — not strictly detailed — allowing space on the canvass for wildly divergent inspirations to peek through. In essence, Wilson combines reggae with the improvisational sensibility of jazz and then layers it with the storytelling quality of the Scottish folk tradition.
"Jason and The Perennials crossed boundaries, merged genres, broke all of the 'rules' - thankfully - and in the end, filled the Centre with amazing music performed by a top-notch band. It was reggae, it was folkie, it was jazz; it was so many things, all brilliant and all performed extremely well. But why constrain such joyful, eclectic, exciting, melodic, rhythmic, brilliant music to a single genre? Maybe Jason and the Perennials should have their own genre!"
Eugene Rea - GM Midland Cultural Centre/AD Tiffin Bay Folk Club, Midland, ON