Rob Walker

BIO

Rob Walker has performed with many of music's most notable acts including Wayne Newton, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, The Temptations, The Supremes, and The Moody Blues. He recently was the guest soloist and arranger for the United States Air Force Jazz Commanders tour. He was recognized by Downbeat magazine as a “Musician Deserving Wider Recognition”. As a jazz soloist, Walker appeared at the 2002 Park City International Jazz Festival and at the San Miguel International Jazz Festival in Mexico in 2000 and 2002. In 2004, he appeared with Brent Jensen along with the Lewis Nash Quintet at the Living Legends Jazz Festival. He has also shared bebop licks with such jazz masters as David “Fathead” Newman, John Heard, Gene Ludwig, Ray Santisi, Gary Foster, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Jeff Hamilton, Clay Jenkins, Kim Richmond, and Mike Vax. Rob and Brent Jensen have collaborated on a variety of projects including their latest CD on Origin Records entitled “Art of the Groove”.

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”...A sound that harkens to the days of the late Lee Morgan...” - All About Jazz

“Wow this is some really cool jazz...expertly played and recorded just as well.” www.bandradio.com

“Walker offers an earnest tribute to musical predecessors•especially the legendary Miles Davis• without imitating them, choosing instead to invoke the spirit of the bop era while giving it his own modern spin” - All About Jazz

...real hard bopping...makes me think of Chet Baker...One could clearly find a lot of resemblance to old masters like for instance Miles Davis. www.fortunecity.com

Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

Meridian, ID

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Private Trumpet Lessons Improvisation Lessons Jazz Festival Adjudication Jazz Band Guest Artist Jazz Band Coach

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Albums

Art of The Groove
Art of The Groove
Origin Records
2004
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