Primary Instrument: Trombone
Michael Wilkinson is a member of the combo The Jazz Professors, whose album Do That Again was a JazzWeek top-ten charter through most of the first quarter of 2013.
In Orlando, he has performed with the Orlando Jazz Orchestra and the Brass Band of Central Florida (on baritone), as well as The Jazz Professors.
In Arizona, he has played in salsa, jazz and orchestral bands, including I-10 Trombone Conspiracy, as well as in numerous pits for road companies of touring Broadway Musicals like The Full Monty.
Michael plays tenor, bass, alto trombone, and euphonium and has studied with Tom Ervin, Gail Wilson, Ralph Sauer and Sam Pilafian.
The Jazz Professors Do That Again (Flying Horse, 2013)
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Michael is an Assistant Professor of Music in Applied Trombone and Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida. He was the Visiting Instructor of Trombone at The Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY in 2010-2011, and a Faculty Associate in Jazz Studies at Arizona State University, where he is also working to complete a Doctorate in Trombone Performance. He has a Masters Degree in Trombone Performance from Arizona State University (2009), a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Arizona (1998), and is an alumnus of the Disney/Grammy All-American College Jazz Band (EPCOT Center, summer 1996). In his past life, Michael taught middle school band in Tucson, AZ for 8 years, building his program into one of the best in the region.
Wilkinson offers clinics in trombone performance in both classical and jazz.