Wayne Wilkinson is a headliner guitarist that performs and tours across the country and internationally. Over his four-decade-plus career, Wayne has shared the stage with iconic jazz musicians, world class performers, and a President of the United States. Wilkinson is known for his high-octane melodic playing which world-renowned jazz trombonist Bill Watrous said “is the greatest guitar playing I’ve ever heard,” and which prompted Johnny Smith, legendary jazz guitarist, to proclaim Wayne “one hell of a guitar player.”
Wilkinson has played at the White House, Carnegie Hall and at major jazz and music festivals with the premier Air Force Jazz Ensembles The Airmen of Note in Washington, D.C. and the Falconaires in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
As a faculty member at the nationally accredited Colorado Springs Conservatory, Wilkinson helped establish the jazz program. He was also an adjunct professor for jazz guitar at Colorado State University – Pueblo. Wayne conducts master classes and clinics at universities and conservatories across the country.
Wayne plays custom Benny, Bambino Deluxe, and custom Bravo Elite models.
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