Michael Wimberly is a percussionist, composer, arranger and producer from Cleveland, Ohio and is currently based in Harlem, NYC. Wimberly has recorded and toured internationally with some of the leading innovators in jazz and rock improvisation, such as, Charles Gayle, William Parker, Sabir Mateen, Cooper-Moore, Borah Bergman, Steve Coleman, Roy Campbell, David Murray, John Blum, Kali Fasteau, Sirone, Vernon Reid, Kidd Jordan, Henry Rollins, Blondie, Mickey Hart, Teramasa Hino, Onaje Allen Gumbs. Oluyemi & Ijeoma Thomas and many others.
As a percussion soloist Wimberly has been featured with Europe’s Rundfunk and Tonkuntsler Symphony Orchestras, International Regions Symphony of Europe, Yakima Chamber Orchestra, Yakima, WA., and Sage City Symphony, Bennington, VT.
Wimberly’s compositions have appeared on HBO, PBS and numerous award shows in addition to dance companies Urban Bush Women, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Philadanco, Forces of Nature, Complexions, Alpha-Omega, Purelements, and The National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique. Wimberly is the president of Together with Music a non-profit collective on the island of Sao Miguel, Azores, PT., and is currently a professor of music at Bennington College in Bennington, VT. since 2012.