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Walter White

Walter White has been an in-demand trumpet player for over 30 years. He's played live and in the studio with many of the top names in the industry, is a band leader, educator, commissioned composer, arranger, studio owner, engineer, and music producer.

Walter is noted for his rich sound, precision, and range on trumpet and flugelhorn. Known for quick turn-around time in the studio, effortless sight-reading, thinking quickly on feet, creating arrangements on the spot, finding solutions.

Currently lead trumpet for Mahattan Jazz Orchestra directed by David Matthews, past associations includes the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, Mingus Big Band, Bob James, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Maynard Ferguson.

Walter's groups include Walter White & Small Medium @ Large, The Walter White Jazz Quartet, The Beige Trio (with guitarist Steve Brown), Atlantic Bridge, IFUNU (jazz fusion).

Walter is Yamaha Artist and Clinician and has held master classes at leading schools across the united States and abroad, most recently at the International trumpet Guild, Conservatorio Superior de Música de La Coruña (Spain), and as Artist-in-residence at Rutgers University.

As a studio owner, composer, and arranger, Walter has produced, recorded, and written music for a wide variety of projects from woodwind quartets to big band to full symphony orchestra. His high energy instrumental rock tracks have been heard on ABC Sports broadcasts, and his trumpet on ads for Disney World. A recent project involved arranging, scoring, and conducting strings for SONY Japan pop recordings.

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