Alan C. Wilkins is a musician always seeking to inspire the diverse population of music lovers. . Alan's musical background is just as diverse as the population that enjoys his music; his music is influenced from jazz, inspirational, funk, rock, and his deep roots in gospel music. His latest EP ‘Resonate exemplifies such qualities, yet creates a seamless music journey. Comprised of elevating chord progressions and rich harmonies, Resonate isn't just musically pleasing, but also encourages deep thought and conveys deliberate messages through each song.
Born in Norfolk, VA, Alan has been dabbling in music since age 5. Singing in both children and adult choirs in church was one of his favorite past times. He finally picked up and settled on the saxophone at the age of 12 and has never put it down. He attended the University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia, PA where he studied Jazz Performance and obtained a Masters degree in Music Education. Studying jazz under the direction of Michael Pracker, Ronald Kerber, Anthony Salicondro, and Chris Farr heavily influenced his training as a professional musician. Alan has currently formed a new group named The Wilkins’ Trio, which hosts features on guitar, piano, or vocals. In addition to this commitment Alan is also associated with Brassanity Hornz(who has performed many well-known artists, and Freshfire, who is currently working on their next album. Alan's skills coupled with his charismatic nature has created opportunities for him to share the stage with artist such as Thomas Claybourne, Tye Tribbett, Bubby Fan, Donald Ashley, Chill Moody, Angie Stone, and “Professor” Craig Hayes, and Charles Jenkins. It is also to be not that Alan is a multi-instrumentalist, playing keyboard as his secondary instrument. Currently, he is in the process of recording his first full album, which will be entitled Pressing Forward.