Jed Wilson grew up in Gladstone, Oregon, and began studying piano at a young age. As a teenager, he was an active performer on the Portland, Oregon jazz scene. He received a bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory in 2004. While still a student at NEC, he formed a long-standing musical partnership with jazz vocalist (and NEC faculty member) Dominique Eade. The duo have toured widely, and in 2006 released a critically acclaimed CD that appeared on many of the year's top-ten album lists.
More recently, Wilson has performed extensively with singer/songwriter Heather Masse; the association with Masse has resulted in two albums and a host of appearances across North America, including multiple appearances on NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion." He has also recorded or performed with Aoife O'Donovan, Sloan Wainwright, Nancy King, and Grammy-nominated cellist Rushad Eggleston. He currently resides in Lovell, Maine.