Jay Wilkinson plays second Trumpet with the OKCPHIL and is Professor of Jazz at The University of Oklahoma where he also acts as Jazz Coordinator. He holds a Bachelors in Music Education as well as a Masters in Music from OU, and is currently working on his Doctorate at University of North Texas. A man of a variety of talents, Jay can be found composing, arranging, performing, serving as a clinician as well as singing and playing trumpet with a variety of local jazz and music ensembles. His works have been performed at events like DjangoFest, Jazz in June, and the National Trumpet Competition.

Tell us a life changing moment you had on stage with the OKCPHIL: On a pops concert, I sang, “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and brought my wife, Jessica on stage to propose, with her parents Mike and Cathy Reaves, just behind me in the violin section.