Sunny Wilkinson

Sunny Wilkinson has taken her place in that elite group of jazz vocalists who have stretched the boundaries and found themselves “one of a kind.”  Her performance credits are impressive, having sung with The Count Basie Band, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, Clark Terry, Mark Murphy, Milt Hinton, Curtis Fuller, and Edgar Winter, among others.  Sunny’s latest CD release is a duo project featuring Los Angeles based pianist Tom Garvin entitled A Gentle Time – When Sunny Meets Tom, on the Chase Music Group label.  Her other CDs are High Wire, on the Chartmaker label, Alegria, on the Hibrite label, and Sunny Wilkinson, on the Positive Music label.  Sunny performs regularly at jazz festivals and clubs across the country and is assistant professor of jazz voice at Michigan State University.  She is the Past President of the Michigan chapter of the International Association of Jazz Educators and the past chairperson for IAJE’s Women’s Caucus.  She is the co-founder of IAJE’s Sisters in Jazz mentoring program.

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"The singer proves an inventive, sometimes-mischievous stylist who likes to toy with rhythm and temperament." -The Los Angeles Times

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