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Wayne Wilkinson

Applied Non-Classical Guitar Instructor

Wayne Wilkinson
Contact Info
Office:
AM 161

Bio

Wayne Wilkinson a guitarist originally from San Antonio, Texas and now lives in the Colorado Springs area. He teaches guitar at Colorado State University-Pueblo and at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. He is a former member of the premier Air Force jazz ensemble “The Airmen of Note” based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining "The Airmen of Note" in 1991 he played in The Air Force Academy Band’s "Falconaires" jazz ensemble from 1983 to 1991. In 1989, he was a semi finalist in the national Cognac Hennessy Jazz Search competition.

Venues he has performed at while in the “The Airmen of Note” & "The Falconaires" are Carnegie Hall, The White House and The Detroit Jazz Festival. Also, while in the band, He played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Joe Williams, Ernie Watts, James Moody, Henry Mancini and Stanley Turrentine. Other people he’s played with in his career are Jack Jones, Dianne Shure, Bob Hope, Roger Williams, Louis Bellson and The Four Freshman.

Wayne’s latest CD, “Full Circle”, is a guitar trio recording with special guest. The CD was reviewed in the national magazine “Just Jazz Guitar” Nov ’09 issue. The CD also has received radio airplay on NPR’s “G Strings” in Washington DC.

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