‘Three Pianos’ returns to Pathways

David Stanwood performs at Pathways. —Mila Lowe

The third annual “Three Pianos: 1 Cabaret Piano & 2 Baby Grands,” curated by David Stanwood with friends, is planned for Saturday, March 24, from 6:30 to 9 pm at Pathways at the Chilmark Tavern. The evening is dedicated to the late Jon Harris and Mait Edey.

Pianist Frank and vocalist Cleopatra Wilkins, Chris Brown, Len Morris, multi-instrumentalist Andy Herr, Wes Nagy, pianist Michael Hayden, and duo Nancy Jephcote and Paul Thurlow will join pianist David Stanwood for the evening of music.

According to a press release from Pathways, jazz, blues, and gospel pianist Frank Wilkins grew up playing music in his church. He later graduated from Berklee School of Music. He has performed with jazz luminaries including Stan Strickland, Tyrone Davis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kevin Eubanks, and Lauren Baker. His group Frank Wilkins and WeJazzUp has been on the jazz scene since the 1970s. Mr. Wilkins performs regularly with his vocalist wife, Cleopatra, in Boston and on Cape Cod. They are also the curators and hosts of the Frank Wilkins Vocal Showcase, presented at the Elephant Walk in Boston’s South End every second Monday. Frank has led the bands Frank Wilkins Trio and the Frank Wilkins Jazz Quartet.


For more information, contact Scott Crawford at scott4pathways@gmail.com.