Jubilant Sykes: Perhaps no vocalist of our time possesses a more exquisitely versatile instrument than the American baritone Jubilant Sykes. Mr. Sykes brings a new dimension to the traditional career of the classically trained vocalist by drawing on gospel and jazz influences to deliver performances in differing musical genre that often leave audiences and critics searching for new superlatives.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was inspired to proclaim, “Jubilant Sykes’ voice is extraordinary. He isn’t merely an outstanding singer, his voice is art at its highest expression.” Mr. Sykes has won the attention and respect of the world’s finest conductors, symphonies and opera companies.
He has had the privilege of working with such notable conductors as Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, Christoph Eschenbach, Marin Alsop, David Zinman, John Nelson, John Williams, Keith Lockhart and Marvin Hamlisch. He has been the featured soloist with many of the world’s finest orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and with the symphonies of Atlanta, St. Louis, Dallas, Houston, Baltimore, San Francisco, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, BC, and Asturias, Spain.