Fulbright Scholar Jack Wilkins

Vendredi, Septembre 15, 2017
Titre de l'événement: Fulbright Scholar Jack Wilkins
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The School of Creative and Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome saxophonist Jack Wilkins to UCalgary for the Fall 2017 semester as the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Performance.

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding American scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in Canada. Award recipients include prominent and promising scholars, as well as experienced professionals.

Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of South Florida College of the Arts, Wilkins coordinates the Jazz Ensembles program; teaches Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Styles and Analysis, Jazz History, and Applied senior and graduate level jazz performance courses; and performs with the USF Faculty Jazz Ensemble.

Wilkins directs the USF Jazztet, which has performed at the at the invitation of some of the world's most prestigious jazz festivals including Italy's Umbria Jazz Festival and Tuscany Jazz Festival, Jazz a Juan and Jazz a Vienne in France, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands.

An accomplished saxophonist, Wilkins has released three CDs; Artwork, Ridgelines, and Dear Old Stockholm. Wilkins can also be heard as a featured soloist on the internationally acclaimed recordings by Chuck Owen and the Jazz SURGE.

Wilkins has performed and recorded with many jazz greats including: Nat Adderley, J.J. Johnson, Red Rodney, Bobby Shew, Hank Marr, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and David Baker's 21st Century Bebop Band. Wilkins has recorded for a number of commercial projects, including John Mellencamp's Scarecrow and Chronicles CDs.

Wilkins' performance on September 15 will feature:

Jack Wilkins, saxophone

Jon Metzger - Vibraphone

Special Guest Artist, Musser Instrument Company Artist

Kodi Hutchinson - bass

Tyler Hornby - drums

Michelle Gregoire - piano