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Rob Wilkerson is a Selmer Paris Performing Artist and a Vandoren Artist: Video

27.09. – Happy Birthday !!! Saxophonist, composer, and music educator Rob Wilkerson is an Albuquerque, NM native based in Brooklyn, NY since 2001. In addition to writing and performing his own music, Rob is currently a member of Darcy James Argue’s critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated group Secret Society and Alan Ferber’s Big Band (nominated for Grammys in 2014 and 2017), and from 2005 – 2014 he toured the world playing lead alto with Warner Brothers artist Michael Bublé.

Rob has been a featured soloist with New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, performs regularly with the Chelsea Symphony, recently performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has played with musicians both contemporary and legendary, including the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Joe Lovano, Jim McNeely, James Moody, Jon Gordon, Randy Johnston, and Chris Cheek. Rob is in demand as a sideman and doubler and is also active in the new music world, seeking out opportunities to perform with emerging composers and new music groups.

Rob’s discography includes his own original work, recording projects of fellow New York artists and several albums of Michael Bublé; including the Grammy award-winning album “Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden.” In the words of Marc Meyers (All About Jazz), Rob’s “…music is personal, profound, and thoroughly refreshing.” Imaginary Landscape, Rob’s debut album on the Fresh Sound New Talent label, reflects his diverse influences and was deemed worthy of several “best of 2004” lists.

Rob holds a B.A. in Saxophone Performance from the University of New Mexico, and a master’s degree in jazz studies from the University of North Texas, where he played lead alto in the One O’clock Lab Band. Rob’s career as an educator has included posts teaching classical and jazz saxophone for undergraduate and graduate studios at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Boston University, Hartt School of Music, and University of North Texas. He is active as a clinician and guest artist at music schools and jazz festivals across the country. Rob is a Selmer Paris Performing Artist and a Vandoren Artist.

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