Steve Wilkerson

 

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Steve Wilkerson began his professional career at age 11, in Ramona, Oklahoma, when he joined his father’s dance band.  He attended the University of Tulsa and played saxophone for their jazz ensemble. He completed a Bachelors Degree in classical clarinet and won the Downbeat Combo Award. After graduation, he toured with the Stan Kenton Orchestra as lead alto and jazz soloist. After moving to Los Angeles, he began extensive work on tenor sax and released a CD with Joey DeFrancesco, A Blue Sorta Thing.  His baritone sax release, Shaw ‘Nuff, was featured in Downbeat Magazine and hailed by Jazz Journal International as one of the top jazz albums of the year.

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