Stan Wilkerson

Stan Wilkerson

BandChristianJazz

An amalgamation of vocal and instrumental jazz, funk, rock, r&b, and soul with influences from Brazil and beyond, with rich, inspirational lyrics.

Biography

A multifaceted vocalist and songwriter, Stan Wilkerson first came to national and international prominence as a professional trombonist. Utilizing his unique ability to play in a wide range of musical settings, he has wowed audiences throughout Europe and the United States as a soloist and sideman, performing with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Richard Smallwood, Kim Burrell, Karen Clark-Sheard, Aretha Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Kathleen Battle, Patti LaBelle, The Baltimore Symphony, and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, to name a few.

The Savannah, GA native received his Master of Music degree in Classical Trombone Performance from The Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore MD, where he also spent several years on the jazz studies faculty. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Florida State University.

Stan has appeared on numerous recordings, television programs, and films, and has performed at two Presidential inaugurations and many other events for The President of the United States and other world leaders. In addition to his touring schedule, Stan currently serves as Worship Arts Pastor at Bethel Church in Tampa, Florida where he resides with his wife and two daughters.

Lyrics

Speak to My Soul

Written By: Stan Wilkerson

Speak to my soul, Jesus
Remove all my doubts and fears
If only one word dear Lord
Just let me know You’re near

Lord, take my hand and lead me on
The path that You have prepared for me
I’m learning to listen for Your voice
If only I’d learn to just be still

Speak to my soul, Jesus
Remove all my doubts and fears
If only one word dear Lord
Just let me know You’re near

I know Your thoughts are not my thoughts
I know Your ways are not my ways
You lead me beside the peaceful waters
And I know You’ll be with me always

Psalm 51

Written By: Stan Wilkerson

Compassionate and Holy One, have mercy
O God of never-failing love, please hear me
I know that I transgressed Your way, forgive me
This Guilt has got the best of me, I need Thee

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And I will sing the anthems of Your righteousness and grace

Create in me a clean heart, I pray Thee
Renew Your spirit within me, sustain me
Cast me not away from Thee, be near me
Let my aching heart rejoice, Lord free me

Discography

"Speak to My Soul"
Stan Wilkerson - CD due out summer 2009

"Secret Place"
Stan Wilkerson - CD available on iTunes, CD Baby, and most major online outlets.

"Marsalis on Music"
Wynton Marsalis Jazz Orchestra - Sony Music and Classical Films

"The Gates of Justice"
Dave Brubeck

"Bounce,"
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the Stephen Sondhiem Musical - Nonesuch Records

"I Am Persuaded - Live in Washington"
Richard Smallwood - Verity Records

"Daydreams, Desires, and Diversions"
Lyric Brass Quintet

"Christmas Around The World"
Lyric Brass Quintet

Set List

Typical concert is one 45-minute set, but can be adjusted based on event needs.

Original music, jazz standards, hymn arrangements, and worship choruses:

Psalm 51
Speak to My Soul
Milk & Honey (Instrumental)
A New Song
Secret Place
Sky So Blue
Jeremiah's Lament
The Voice of God
Refuge (Instrumental)
Let Everything That Breathes
Lord, Reign in Me
Great is Thy Faithfulness
You Are Good
Say So
How Great Is Our God
Friend Of God