Born: May 29, 1961 Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Johnty Wilks is an emerging saxophonist known for his distinctive soft, mellow saxophone tone which is reminiscent of Paul Desmond, Stan Getz and Dexter Gordon's ballad playing.
His music is based around jazz (smooth jazz, nu jazz, Jazz standard ballads, Jazz funk). He also works with electronica and composes relaxing music (Chill out, lounge, ambient, meditative, and quality new age), and dance music House, ethnic, World and jazz funk. He is primarily a saxophonist (alto, soprano, tenor, plus flute & synth's, didge and bongo's), but is also an emerging music producer.
His saxophone based new age music is produced under the name Awakened Samatha see http:// www.myspace.com/awakenedsamatha