"This recording shows Frank as the bright bouncy, swinging pianist at times, like on his tribute to Carmen McRae, Much Love To Carmen. Check out the way Wilkins plays with the beat on Opal. His gorgeous playing on Misty literally leaves the crowd gasping! A tune that I’ve heard Frank play before is my favorite here: It’s The Little Things That Count.
Frank continues to show his human spirit and generosity here with his CD putting his considerable skills into service for Dimock Community Health Center, a beacon of health and medical services in Boston for over 100 years. Those of us who are fortunate to know the pianist are not surprised by this commitment by him." Eric Jackson, WGBH Boston
Frank Wilkins and WeJazzUp was formed in the late 70's and remains active as one of the most eclectic group of musicians performing worldwide to promote great music without any label other than . . . Good Music. Listen or Dance, Trio to Big Band. . . . Blending melodies you have heard with originals you would want to hear again! Always Grooving!
WeJazzUp performs at the Beantown Jazz Festival on the outdoor Berklee Stage along with the Global Jazz Institute, Greg Osby, Alex Acuna and many more. Piano Chair and MD Frank Wilkins toured Europe with the Don Byron New Gospel Quintet (March 2010 dates) Listen to Audio Clips from the May 2009 European Tour
Frank Wilkins ensembles play standards and originals, Gershwin to Cole Porter, James Brown to Alicia Keys, Herbie Hancock to Miles Davis,Stevie Wonder to Earth Wind & Fire and many more.... WeJazzUp is a group of professionally seasoned musicians who've shared the stage with Mike Stern, Walter Beasley, Grover Washington and Bob James to name a few. Over the years Frank Wilkins & WeJazzUp has featured many incredible musicians such as John Blackwell,Cindy Blackman, Little John Roberts,Jeff Lochart, Andre Hayward, Andre Ward and Walter Beasley, to name a few.