The Karl Walters Jr Trio
Matthew is also a dance accompanist for Princeton University, Complexions Ballet, Hofstra University, Limon Dance, Peridance, and ACDFA. Matthew currently serves on the board of directors of The Guernica Project, is co-founder of the acoustics innovations company MagMa Technologies, and is Administrative Director for the collaborative-arts group VisionIntoArt.
Trombonist and composer Westbrook Johnson made his way to Brooklyn, NY from San Antonio, TX via Vermont where we graduated from Bennington College in 2006. He's studied trombone with Brian Drye and Josh Roseman, composition with Kitty Brazelton and Allen Shawn and performance theory with Milford Graves and Bruce Williamson. In 2004 Westbrook began co-leading ensembles presenting origional music and in the winter of 2007 he formed The Karl Walters Jr Trio as the main outlet for his copositional work. Recently Westbrook has worked with the Creative Music Workshop of NYC as well as the School for Imporovised Music, as well as Jesse Alejandro and the Big Fatt. He is also active as a web designer/programmer with his company Designs by WJ.
Growing up in beautiful Western Massachusetts, bassist Keegan Schelling first picked up a bass guitar when looking for something to fill the void that was previously occupied by a full time hockey habit, thus beginning down the slope into musicianship. What a slippery slope it was. Before long, he was a member of the group "subject to change". After high school, Keegan was ready to join the group that would become The Karl Walters Jr. Trio and the rest is history. In between gigs, Keegan is a professional bike mechanic, and is a freelance sound engineer.
Plus, he's a rapper.
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
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