An often exciting, thoughtful trumpeter and good arranger, Jack Walrath has steadily gained attention
and exposure through his contributions to outstanding sessions. Walrath began playing trumpet at
nine, and studied at Berklee in the mid- and late '60s while working with other students and backing
up R&B vocalists.
He moved to the West Coast in 1969, and co-led the bands Change with Gary Peacock, and Revival
with Glenn Ferris. Walrath also toured a year with Ray Charles. Walrath relocated to New York in the
early 70s, and worked with Latin bands before playing with Charles Mingus from 1974 to 1979, an
association that gave him a certain amount of recognition