We continue our daily profiles of the musicians involved in the making of the Brooklyn Babylon recording with a look at saxophonist, flutist, and clarinetist Rob Wilkerson (@wilkersonmusic on Twitter).
Rob balances his time between touring the world with a certain famous Canadian singer and heartthrob1 with a busy performing schedule as a sideman in New York. He performs regularly with many of the city's finest large ensembles, including the Alan Ferber Big Band, and the BMI New York Jazz Orchestra. Rob’s most recent album, Nest, was described by the Ottawa Citizen's Peter Hum as “lovely in a very contemporary way, with a plaintive, homespun feel and a welcome focus on melody.”
Robert John Wilkerson is a man of many nicknames, but the most recent and most apposite was bestowed on him by John Ellis while we were enroute to Brazil: Bobby J. Another thing that happened in Brazil is that Rob and Seneca finally succumbed to popular demand and put togehter a spunky little vocal duo. Not since the heyday of Simon & Garfunkel, Sam & Dave, or Hall & Oates have two voices blended so euphoniously. Keep an eye out for their upcoming debut: Bobby J and Senny B Sing Tunes the Young People Will Enjoy.
As part of our fundraising efforts for our upcoming recording, Brooklyn Babylon, we are offering you the opportunity to sponsor a Secret Society musician. If you would like to sponsor Rob's appearance on our new album, or lend your support at any level, you have but two(!) days left to be part of our Kickstarter campaign.
MUSICIANS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP: Erica von Kleist • Rob Wilkerson • Sam Sadigursky • John Ellis • Josh Sinton • Seneca Black • Tom Goehring • Matt Holman • Nadje Noordhuis • Ryan Keberle• James Hirschfeld • Sebastian Noelle • Gordon Webster • Matt Clohesy • Jon Wikan