arranger, composer, conductor, saxophones.
Ernie Wilkins played with bands of Earl Hines, Count Basie,
Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, Sy Oliver, Clark Terry and
Lionel Hampton. He has arranged conducted and recorded with many of jazz music's big names.
Since the spring of 1980 Ernie Wilkins has lived in Copenhagen and worked in Europe as a guest with various big bands, as a soloist and as guest arranger with radio bands. In August, 1980 his own orchestra "Ernie Wilkins and his Almost Big Band" had its premiere in Tivoli, Copenhagen.