Web site: http://carolynwilkins.com
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Fine jazz is music of the spirit, by the spirit and for the spirit. The SpiritJazz Ensemble features the words and music of pianist/vocalist Carolyn Wilkins as well as fresh treatments of African American Spirituals andpopular works by jazz masters such as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and Thelonious Monk. We celebrate the richness and humor of the human condition with songs about love, unity, nature, and spirituality. Firmly rooted in jazz tradition, SpiritJazz mixes the haunting eloquence of blues, the sophistication of swing and the spritual energy of gospel in a foot-tapping musical blend guaranteed to entertain and inspire the audience.
Jazz pianist and vocalist Carolyn Wilkins has been an active participant in the Boston music scene for over 13 years as a performer, educator and composer. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, Carolyn is currently an Associate Professor at Berklee College. Ms Wilkins' performance experience includes radio and television appearances with her group SpiritJazz, a concert tour of South America as a Jazz Ambassador for the US State Department, performing with the Pittsburgh Symphony under Andre Previn and in shows featuring Melba Moore, Nancy Wilson and the Fifth Dimension.
Through the power of music Carolyn endeavors to bridge the communication gaps responsible for so many of today's problems. Without preaching, without dogma, but with a whole lot of soul, SpiritJazz will provide a swinging cure for whatever ails you!