Renowned for his brilliance on the guitar, Jack Wilkins has been a part of the New York jazz scene for more than five decades. His mentors included Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass , Bill Evans, and Johnny Smith. His flawless technique and imaginative chordal approach have inspired collaborations with Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Bob Brookmeyer, Buddy Rich and many others. A consummate accompanist, Wilkins has played and recorded with renowned singers Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Morgana King, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, and the Manhattan Transfer as well as Bucky Pizzarelli and Howard Alden (and other Benedetto Players).
He has recorded extensively, teaches at The New School and Manhattan School of Music, and conducts seminars and guitar clinics both in New York and abroad. Jack lives in Manhattan.
Jack has performed with a FRATELLO model since 1988.