Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Walter Bishop, Jr.

Walter Bishop, Jr. was an American bop and hard bop jazz pianist.

He was the son of composer Walter Bishop, Sr.. In high school his friends included Kenny Drew, Sonny Rollins, and Art Taylor. He began his musical career after World War II, and played and recorded with Art Blakey, Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Kai Winding, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean, Curtis Fuller, Terry Gibbs, Clark Terry, Blue Mitchell, and Supersax. In the early 1960s he also led his own trio with Jimmy Garrison and G. T. Hogan. He continued performing into the 1990s.

After studying at The Juilliard School with Hall Overton in the late 1960s, he taught music theory at colleges in Los Angeles in the 1970s

Read more

3 Photos

Videos

Similar

Premium Profiles

Jack DeSalvo Jack DeSalvo
guitar
Kathy Sanborn Kathy Sanborn
composer/conductor
Behn Gillece Behn Gillece
vibraphone
Andrea Claburn Andrea Claburn
vocalist
Hilary Kole Hilary Kole
vocalist
Jon Dreyer Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Maureen Choi Maureen Choi
violin
Chris Greco Chris Greco
reeds
Kayle Brecher Kayle Brecher
vocalist
Phil Allen Phil Allen
trombone

All About Vince Guaraldi!

An exclusive opportunity for All About Jazz readers to participate in the celebration of a jazz legend.