Rob Wilkerson is a saxophonist, composer, and music educator based in New York City. He is currently a member of the Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Russ Spiegel’s Big Band, the BMI New York Jazz Orchestra, and was lead alto with Michael Bublé from 2005-14. His discography includes original work, recording projects of fellow New York artists, and several albums with Bublé, including the Grammy award-winning album “Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden.” “Imaginary Landscape,” Rob’s debut album, reflects his diverse influences and has been featured on several “best of” lists.
Rob has been a featured soloist with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and has played with the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Joe Lovano, Jim McNeely, James Moody, Jon Gordon, Randy Johnston, and Chris Cheek. While on tour with Bublé, Rob performed at Madison Square Garden, Abbey Road, Radio City Music Hall, London's O2 Arena, and Sydney's Opera House. Numerous television appearances include programs such as Oprah, Late Night with David Letterman, and Saturday Night Live.
Rob holds a B.A. from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree from the University of North Texas. As an educator, he has held posts teaching saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Boston University, the Hartt School, and the University of North Texas. He is active as a clinician and guest artist at music schools and jazz festivals across the country. Rob is a Selmer Paris Performing Artist and a Vandoren Artist.