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Ellen Rowe, jazz pianist and composer, is currently Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan.
When not leading her own trio, quartet or quintet, she is in demand as a sideman, having performed with a wide variety of jazz artists including Kenny Wheeler, Tim Ries, Tom Harrell, John Clayton, Ingrid Jensen and Steve Turre. She was also a guest on two installments of Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz” on National Public Radio.
Known for her unique voice and nuanced phrasing, Sunny Wilkinson has sung with music icons including The Count Basie Orchestra, Clark Terry, and many more. Bill Kohlhaase of the LA Times writes “Singer Sunny Wilkinson brightened up a cloudy day with her playful, sometimes mischievous vocal style.”