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Walter Gorra is an award-winning pianist, composer and arranger based out of the New York/New Jersey metro area. Currently 26 years old, Walter graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder Magna Cum Laude and High Honors in May 2017 with the following three degrees – MS Structural engineering, BM Jazz Piano and BS Civil Engineering. He then pursued a master’s degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging at William Paterson University, graduating in May 2019.

In 2016, Walter led his Colorado quartet in a two-month residency at the Denver jazz club – Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club; performing his original music and arrangements. After completing this residency, he and his group, the Walter Gorra Quartet, dove into the studio to record Walter’s debut album “In Due Time” which was released August 1, 2018. “In Due Time” was nominated for the 17th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) as “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and in September of 2018 was selected as CD of the month by KUVO Jazz in Denver, CO. In Walter’s own words “music is a way to express oneself in a way that is often more powerful than words. Through my compositions and my playing I can describe people, places and experiences in the best way that I can. My debut album, ‘In Due Time,’ is really a snapshot of many of the events and people that have influenced me as a musician and as a person.”

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”April 12, 2019 Award winning pianist, composer and arranger, Walter Gorra of Glenwood Springs, CO was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as a Nominee in The 17th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases.”

“From the first notes of this session to the final coda, the Walter Gorra Quartet will capture your ears and attention with their brilliant playing, imaginative compositions and superb swinging!! The experience these gentlemen have playing together produces some magical music moments. You can hear how they anticipate each other - they make seamless segues in tempos; from playing in unison to taking their solos.” _Arturo Gomez, Music Director, KUVO Jazz 89.3 Denver, CO



Album In Due Time by Walter Gorra

In Due Time

Self Produced

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Rumba Pa' Senen

Walter Gorra
In Due Time


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