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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”.

Walker is quite active as a composer/arranger. His TV credits include Friday Night Lights, Cold Case, Army Wives, The O.C., Shark, and Ugly Betty. His Film Credits include College Road Trip(2008) and Fired Up!(2009). His music can be heard on a series of new Honda commercials. He creates customized charts for any sized ensemble and recently completed a chart of drummer Harvey Mason for his South Africa Big Band tour. He is a composer in residence with Five Alarm Music, a leading film/TV production company in Los Angeles. He begin his film writing career as a guest composer with Mike Post Productions.

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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

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

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

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Albums

Album Art of The Groove by Rob Walker

Art of The Groove

Origin Records
2004

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