M.M. University of Northern Colorado
B.M. College of the Holy Cross
Phone: (610) 330-5369
Skip Wilkins (Associate Professor) Pianist Skip Wilkins has performed with David Liebman, David Sánchez, Stanley Turrentine, Bobby Watson, Plas Johnson, Mark Murphy, Clark Terry, Conte Candoli and Peter Erskine. He has four CDs on Dreambox Media: The Paint-Peeler (2008), Skip Wilkins Solo—Live at Lafayette (2007), Skip Wilkins Quintet: Volume II (2007), and Volume I (2006), and two earlier CDs with flutist Jill Allen, including Petty Theft (2001, Cathexis Records), which features saxophonist David Liebman. In January 2010, he recorded two albums, one comprised of his original compositions and the other of standards. Releases for each are forthcoming. Regionally, he performs and records with Tony Marino, Tom Kozic, Paul Kendall, Gary Rissmiller, Tony Gairo, Scott Lee and Jeff Hirshfield, among many others, in addition to numerous nightlclub and festival performances with his children, Daniel and Emily. Internationally, he tours, records and teaches regularly in Central Europe. He has performed throughout the Czech Republic on numerous tours with The International Quintet, whose members include Rostislav Fraš, Josef Fečo, Neil Wetzel, Gary Rissmiller and Skip Wilkins. Czech Radio Prague released their CD Frýdlant Nights in conjunction with their February 2010 US tour. Each summer since 2007, Skip has led the vocal jazz classes at the Karel Velebny Summer Jazz Workshop in Frýdlant, Czech Republic. Skip is Associate Professor of Music at Lafayette College, where he teaches music theory and jazz courses.