Darryl Yokley: Saxophone - Clarinet - flute
Master of Music
Michigan State University
Bachelor of Music
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Critically acclaimed saxophonist and woodwind player Darryl Yokley has been recognized as a talented composer and arranger by The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Black Grooves, Jazz Quarterly, and more for writing unforgettable tunes for his band Sound Reformation, which has just released their second album Pictures at an African Exhibition. As a touring artist, Mr. Yokley has performed with Motown legends The Four Tops, The Temptations, and The O Jays and performed at ARPA International Film Festival in Hollywood, the Jazz na Fabrica festival in Sao Paulo Brazil, and throughout Japan in Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, and Osaka. As an educator, Mr. Yokley has served on the faculties of West Chester University, and Westminster Conservatory teaching jazz improvisation and theory, chamber music, saxophone, clarinet, and flute. He has traveled around the country as a clinician and coached the Westminster saxophone quartet to two first place wins and a Carnegie Hall performance. Darryl Yokley graduated from Duquesne University for undergraduate studies and Michigan State University for graduate studies.