Jeffery Wilson is one of the country's foremost composers and educators in music, especially in the field of jazz. He studied composition at the Royal College of music with John Lambert and Herbert Howells, later with Aladar Majorossy, Gordon Jacob and Olivier Messiaen. From 1986 until recently he was visiting lecturer in composition, improvisation and saxophone at the Utrecht Conservatorium.
He is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's Junior School, supervisor on the music faculty of Cambridge University and advisor on matters Jazz and Saxophone for Trinity Guildhall exams. He has been commissioned by dozens of top artists in both classical and jazz fields, and a growing number of his works are available on CD.