BOBBI WILSYN is a Senior Lecturer at Columbia College Chicago teaching voice-
related subjects and private lessons. Her performance career brought her from
hometown, Los Angeles, to Chicago after traveling from coast-to-coast with the Milt
Trenier Show. As a singer-actress, Wilsyn has appeared in several musical
productions including Beehive, Sophisticated Ladies, It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues,
and Sheldon Patinkin’s, I Didn’t Know What Time It Was. She has gained
international recognition as the featured jazz-blues vocalist with the Chicago Jazz
Ensemble, founded by the late William Russo and has performed abroad with the
Orbert Davis Quintet, the Thomas Gunther Sextet, and Symphonic Jazz International
with conductor, Richard Dunscomb. Wilsyn, Dunscomb, and guitarist, Bill Boris were
featured with the Big Band del Conservatorio al Pescara Jazz 2013. Boris and Wilsyn
also performed at the Bussi Jazz Fest and Fortezza Civitella del Tronto. Orbert Davis'
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra often feature
Ms Wilsyn as their guest soloist.  

Bobbi Wilsyn’s all-female jazz group, SHE, plays their original compositions and jazz
standards at Chicago area colleges and jazz-clubs. Bobbi also performs with the
multi-media performance ensemble, the Cerqua-Rivera Dance Theater. Her CD
recording is entitled  “It’s About Time” and features some of Chicago's most notable
Jazz musicians including pianist, Miguel de la Cerna; bassist, Jim Cox; drummer,
Frank Parker Jr.; guitarists, Curtis Robinson and the late Frank Dawson. She also
teamed with trumpeter, Orbert Davis, on his CD, “Priority,” where she joins jazz
singer, Kurt Elling on the romantic ballad, “Midnight in Bahia.”

Wilsyn facilitates Jazz Vocal workshops for The Straight Ahead Jazz Camp
sponsored by THE JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO and her most recent residency

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It Don't Mean A Thing featuring Dee Alexander, Jackie Allen, Bobbi Wilsyn and Joan Collaso