Carolyn Wilkins


Jazz Pianist and vocalist Carolyn Wilkins has been an active participant in the Boston music scene for over 13 years as a performer, educator, composer and worship leader. Since 1996, Carolyn has served as the Minister of Music for the Jazz Worship Service at the First Congregational Church in Cambridge, MA. 

Ms. Wilkins performing experience includes both radio and television appearances with her group "SpiritJazz", a concert tour of South America as a a Jazz Ambassador for the US State Department,  and performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony under Andre Previn. Carolyn has also shared the stage with Melba Moore, Nancy Wilson and the Fifth Dimension. Carolyn also performs at many venues throughout the Boston area as well as concerts at Harvard, Brandies, and Boston Universities.

A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, Carolyn is currently an Associate professor at Berklee College. In 1989, Ms. Wilkins developed a 45 minute,"concert -lecture" designed to introduce audiences from ages 2 - 92  to some of jazz's greatest composers, including their music and the times they lived in. For the past 10 years she has given concert-lectures on, "What Is This Thing Called Jazz? - A History from New Orleans to Coltrane" Other of her unique concert-lectures include, "Black Women In Jazz" and, "The Roots Of Jazz - African Music, Spirituals and the Blues" for enthusiastic audiences in colleges, schools and libraries. She has composed music for Musicals, poets, and many colleges perform Carolyn's music as well.

Carolyn is a swingin' pianist/vocalist in the tradition of Diana Krall, Shirley Horne, and Nina Simone. Carolyn's fresh and memorable songs treat subjects as divers as sex, satire and spirituality with warmth and humor. Carolyn has released four critical acclaimed CD's of her original compositions:

SpiritJazz  I & II  ~  Healin' Time  ~ Praise Song all released on Tiphareth Records.

Praise Song

                                           Grow Or Die              Come Sunday            Praise Song 

To purchase these CD's or for more info about Carolyn visit:

For booking information call (617) 747-8333


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