Master Trombonist MICHAEL WILKINSON presents his very first album, “WAIT FOR ME!” Featuring the leader with a swinging rhythm section — Michael Kocour (Hammond Organ), Jeffrey Libman (Guitar) and Dom Moio (Drums) — and frontline partner Keith Kelly (Baritone, Tenor and Soprano saxes and Flute), the Wilkinsemble shines on a varied set of originals and unique arrangements of tunes by Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford and Duke Ellington. Virtuosity meets heartfelt swing on this dazzling debut.
A respected Jazz Educator and Clinician, Michael is currently on the Jazz Studies faculty at the University of Central Florida. His cohorts are also renowned educators, mostly at Arizona State University. The Wilkinsemble belies the adage about “those who teach” not being superb players — They ARE!