Walter Spicy Bland

Born: February 18, 1951    Primary Instrument: Piano

Walter Spicy Bland

Walter Bland was born into a family of artists in Springfield, Massachusetts. Bland studied at Emerson College, Berklee College of Music and the Springfield Conservatory of Music in Massachusetts. While studying at Berklee College, Bland was introduced to the music of many cultures, and met musicians from around the world, which reflects in his work today. It was during his time at Emerson that Bland was introduced to Steve Hemingway, the first black writer in television history, for CBS Playhouse 90. Bland composed the music for producer Hemingway’s show “Brother love,” which was the first African American sitcom produced by African Americans in the history of television...
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Bland won the “Action for Children’s Television” award for his work on the PBS series “Infinity Factor” and an Ohio State award for music composed and used in the NPR special “Lola Leroy.” Bland has even composed soundtrack music for the hit HBO television series “OZ.”
“It is always encouraging as a musician, to be inspired by the works of other musician's...Walter Blands new album “Sweet Gumbo” did just that! His improvisation warms the heart and soothes the soul. Thank you Walter” ... Jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford, singer for the Count Basie Band “Walters inspiring music is truly saturated with all musical genres, infused with a magical, memorable element that many of today’s composer’s don’t explore, and that is melody...Sit back, relax and sail with Walter Bland through moments of love, laughter, sensuality, tears and joy. The genius of creating unforgettable music is Walter's forte”....Jazz vocalist Rita Graham, former Ray Charles Raelette, featured with The Harry James Orchestra, Mercer Ellington Orchestra,Duke Ellington Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, and Kenny
<"The Walter Bland Trio"> featuring David Nelson (one of the original Last Poets)and Amina Baraka (wife of Leroi Jones(Amira Baraka) "Live For Today" "An Evening With You"

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