MFM Member Keyna Wilkins (Australia) US Mini Tour 2023 “Musician with Attitude”

Keyna Wilkins, MFM’s first international member, is a pioneering Australian/British composer-musician. She was one of three finalists for the Australian Art Music Awards for Individual Excellence in 2021 and 2018 (APRA/AMCOS). As an innovative soloist her solo show explores stream-of-consciousness improvisations alongside her composed pieces, often using loop pedal and visual projections and inspired by contemporary human rights issues, astronomical phenomena and philosophy.

She has collaborated with six detained refugees from their prison cells via zoom, victims of Australia’s brutal mandatory refugee detention laws for nine years, on music, poetry and art collaborations. She has performed her solo show around Australia including Phoenix Central Park, MONA, Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, Australian Flute Festival and many other venues.

She has released 4 solo albums on piano and flute and 5 ensemble albums. Her works are published by Wirripang and performed internationally. While classically trained in UK, Germany and Sydney Conservatorium, she has branched into jazz, flamenco, live theatre and has studied intuitive conceptual improvisation with Tibetan Buddhist musician Tenzin Cheogyal.


Keyna WilkinsWed Apr 12th 7pm: Solo Show @ Studio Z, Minneapolis – TICKETS HERE: Keyna Wilkins presents “Ad Libitum” – Studio Z (
Mon Apr 17th 9am: Guest lecturer in Flute/Piano Improvisation, Composition, and world music collaborations and live workshop of new piano sonata for Shannon Wettstein @ St Cloud University, Minnesota (not public)
Thurs Apr 20th 9pm: Solo Show with MFM members Dawoud the Renegade Sufi, and Sal Cataldi @ Williamsburg Music Centre, Brooklyn, NY – TICKETS HERE: David Kringle, Kenya Wilkens & Sal Cataldi Tickets, Thu, Apr 20, 2023 at 10:00 PM | Eventbrite
Fri Apr 21st 5pm: Live Jam @ The Smooth Spot Studio, Manhattan, NY (not public)
Sat Apr 22nd 4pm: Concert with pianist-composer Peter Wetzler (MFM member) and poet-artist Julie Hedrick @ Church Des Artistes, 79 Wurts Street, Kingston, NY – MORE INFO:
Sun Apr 23rd 4pm: Live Jam @ Studio #305, New York, NY (not public)
Tues Apr 25th 9pm: Solo show @ Downtown Music Gallery, NY – MORE INFO: