Michael Wilkinson



From the album Wait For Me!
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MICHAEL WILKINSON is a funky, swinging Doctor – A Trombone Doctor! A great Jazz Educator (currently a Professor of Trombone Studies at the University of South Carolina), this gifted performer presents his debut album “Wait For Me!” Surrounded by other amazing educators/players like organist Michael Kocour, guitarist Jeffrey Libman, saxophonist/flautist Keith Kelly and drummer Dom Moio, the “Wilkinsemble” offers a varied set of virtuosic yet accessible Jazz.

Michael was previously at the University of Central Florida, in the Jazz Studies Department, where he performed and taught alongside other superb players, veterans of the Maynard Ferguson, Bill Evans, Mel Torme and Duke Ellington bands. Prior to his stint at UCF, he received his Doctorate in Trombone Performance from Arizona State University. He is an alumnus of the Disney/Grammy All-American Jazz Band and a former musical director of various salsa and jazz bands in the Tucson, AZ area. Equally comfortable in both the jazz and classical realms, Michael’s style assimilates the best of the trombone greats, like Frank Rosolino, J.J. Johnson, Urbie Green and Carl Fontana.

Michael is currently an S.E. Shires trombone artist, and plays tenor, bass, alto, F-contrabass trombones and euphonium.