Ken Dunlap

Ken Dunlap


Youman Wilder

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
After performing In New York, Africa and Europe, Wilder has been hailed as the next big thing.
He just performed with hip-hop singer "Case" who he blew off the stage, and then turned the Montreal Jazz Festival on it's ear's with the best concerts in 10 year's of the legendary Jazz Festival.

Montreal has been a hotbed for singers and musicians. Youman Wilder has made Montreal a home away from home. He has sold out several show's and is dating Montreal model/actress Kia Shoremakin.

Youman Wilder Puts It All Together In The Vancouver Concert for Darfur

This Was a Benefit Waiting to Happen

Concert Review by: Herman Rawlings

Venue: The Vogue Theater (Vancouver British Columbia)

April 22nd,2007

Individuals who adopt worthy causes in support of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised people in society have a very difficult endeavor, especially when attempting to rise above other organ


Published in Concert Reviews
By Briget Michell'e for Paris In the Nite Jazz In Paris

"Youman Wilder and Weird Stories New York In Paris"

Never enough of Youman Wilder can I hear, "Anything this good should be bottled up and stored.This past week we had him here in "Paris France" and his great band Weird Stories. Youman Wilder takes the Funk/Jazz/Neo Soul approach to his music, featuring Mr. Wilder with Nelson Bainbridge (piano), C

Youman Wilder sings jazz, blues and hip-hop on a evening of magic in Hartford Ct, Mimi Schwiaziak writer Youman Wilder's show at Ct School Of Performing Arts October 26, 2005.

I am never impressed by these so-so ran run of the Mill singers these days, but Wilder dismissed that notion.Mr. Wilder with Nelson Bainbridge (piano), Curtis Hewyward (bass), Markel Dupree (drums), Preston Torrey (sax) set a night of romantic and laid back jazz, blues, soul

Written by Joyce Bennett

"Youman Wilder Takes On The Life And Music Of Soul Great Donny Hathaway"

Youman Wilder is on a serious roll these days, The singer just returned from Europe where he and his super funk/neo soul jazz band bought down the house at some of Paris,Holland and Italy's hottest night spots, his return to the Apollo Theater in Harlem and his willingness to always give back is legendary.

But he is now stepping away from performing and is now in the process

Nelson Bainbridge has been in the red hot group Youman Wilder/featuring Wierd Stories for five incredible years.That run will come to an end in 2007 as Bainbridge will move on to his first love and that is Composing and Scoring for Independant Films.

Calling the decision to move on one of the most diffucult of his young musical life,Bainbridge said he was going in other directions. He is now married to Indie Film maker Sharon Bainbridge, and having twins 2 year