Wayne Wilkinson is a jazz guitar player in the Washington D.C. area. and former member of the premier Air Force jazz ensemble “The Airmen of Note” based in Washington, D.C. The latest CD, “Full Circle”, is a guitar trio with some special guest. Among the personnel on the recording are some of Washington DC’s finest and all world class musicians including Chuck Redd, Scott Giambusso, Michael Bowie, Byron McWilliams, Zack Smith, Bruce Swaim and Andy Kochenour.
In 1989, he was a semi finalist in the national Conac Henessy Jazz Search competiton. Among the venues he has performed at while in the “The Airmen of Note” are Carnegie Hall, The White House and The Detroit Jazz Festival. Also, while in the band, He played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Joe Williams, Ernie Watts, James Moody, Henry Mancini and Stanley Turrentine. Other people he’s played with in his career are Jack Jones, Dianne Shure, Bob Hope, Roger Williams, Louis Belson and The Four Freshman.
He's also a member of "Zach Smith & The Dixie Power Trio" which plays music of Louisiana. This nationally known group travels the country and can be heard on XM Radio, NPR and other stations.