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BIO Rob Walker has performed with many of music's most notable acts including Wayne Newton, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, The Temptations, The Supremes, and The Moody Blues. He recently was the guest soloist and arranger for the United States Air Force Jazz Commanders tour. He was recognized by Downbeat magazine as a "Musician Deserving Wider Recognition". As a jazz soloist, Walker appeared at the 2002 Park City International Jazz Festival and at the San Miguel International Jazz Festival in Mexico in 2000 and 2002. In 2004, he appeared with Brent Jensen along with the Lewis Nash Quintet at the Living Legends Jazz Festival

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Mitch Shiner And The BloomingTones Big Band: Fly!

Read "Fly!" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

"Hoosier Jazz" isn't an actual sub-genre of music, but that geographical tag fits this album so well. Drummer/Percussionist Mitch Shiner, a graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, put together a Bloomington-based big band built around his IU chums, be they students, alums, local hotshots or professors. Then he simply fed them some killer arrangements ...

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Letters From New Orleans

Read "Letters From New Orleans" reviewed by Bob Jacobson

Letters From New Orleans Rob Walker Paperback; 226 pages ISBN: 1-891053-01-9 Garrett County Press 2005 Former Texan and Greenwich Villager Rob Walker and his girlfriend, E., relocated to New Orleans in January, 2000. The former journalist and editor immediately began relating his experiences and impressions via ...

Art of The Groove

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2004


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