Jazz Singer Sunny Wilkinson to Perform on March 27
Posted March 10, 2003
HOLLAND -- Known as one of the most inventive and
flexible singers of her generation, jazz singer Sunny
Wilkinson will be performing at Hope College on Thursday,
March 27, at 6 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Wilkinson has sung with a wide range of groups,
including the Count Basie Band, Edgar Winter, Rob McConnell
and the Boss Brass, and Mark Murphy.
Her latest recording is a big band release on
Chartmaker Jazz, titled, "Sunny Wilkinson 'High Wire.'" She
has released two other recordings since 1990.
Wilkinson performs regularly at jazz festivals and
clubs throughout the country, and she teaches jazz voice at
Western Michigan University and Michigan State University.
She is co-founder of "Sisters in Jazz," a mentoring program
which has been implemented internationally.
While on campus she will speak on women in jazz
and perform with pianist Steve Talaga at noon in Wichers
Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music. Wilkinson will also
host a vocal jazz clinic with the Hope College vocal jazz
students at 2 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium. The public is
invited to attend both sessions.
The 6 p.m. performance will feature Wilkinson with
the Hope College Faculty Jazz Combo.
The performance will take place prior to the
Visiting Writers Series reading featuring Pulitzer Prize-
winning writer Robert Olen Butler, and playwright Elizabeth
Additional information on Wilkinson can be found
at her Web site, www.sunnywilkinson.com.
Nykerk Hall of Music is located on the former 12th
Street between College and Columbia Avenues. The
Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86
East 8th St.