Corey Wilkes

Corey Wilkes- Musician

A young lion with a roar being heard in several music genres; Corey Wilkes
burst onto the music scene in 2002 and landed in the soul of the Chicago
Jazz Club scene.

For his next feat he took on the ghost of Lester Bowie and filled the
vacant trumpet seat in the the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Big shoes to fill
for a new musician but Corey isn’t an ordinary musician. He began at the
age of 10, made the Illinois All State Honors Jazz Combo in high school
and honed his talent at Berklee College of Music.

His soulful notes can be heard gracing a variety of projects such as DJ
sets by Logic, Osunlade and Josh Deep; tracks on Hidden Beach’s Unwrapped
Vol 4, as well as Kahil El Zabar’s Ascension Loft Series.

Corey has shared the stage and knowledge with Wynton Marsalis, Roy
Hargrove, Ledisi, Soulive, James Moody, Meshell Ndegeocello, Mike
Phillips, Roscoe Mitchell, Von Freeman, Fred Anderson, Will Calhoun,
Malcom Jamal-Warner and so many more. In addtion he performs extensively
in Europe as well as Africa, Japan and South America.

Holding down posts as an Artist in Residence and Board Member with the
Jazz Institute of Chicago and a member of the Association for the
Advancement of Creative Musicians; this young lion has got a roar to
listen for.


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