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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. Bland continued to work with Hemingway and wrote the music for the first black news program, fittingly called ‘Black News’ on Channel 7. Bland composed music for television commercials, dance companies and the New African Theatre.

Gear

Keyboard for on line classes with cameras

“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
Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

$40 for piano $50 for composition On-line classes only

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