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Mark Walker + Triad at Long Live Roxbury

Courtesy of Sue Auclair | Posted on March 28, 2024


Long Live Roxbury
152 Hampden Street
Boston, MA

Mark Walker + Triad at Long Live Roxbury


Thu, April 4, 2024
6:00 pm

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Drummer, composer and educator Mark Walker has been one of the most respected names on the jazz scene for four decades. He has performed on five continents with some of the best musicians in the world and appears on over 75 recordings, including two Grammy® Award-winning albums, four Latin Grammy®-winning albums, seven Grammy®-nominated albums and one Latin Grammy®-nominated album.

In the early 1990’s Walker toured the US, South America and Europe and recorded with legendary pianist/composer Lyle Mays (Pat Metheny Group) in a quartet featuring bassist Marc Johnson and saxophonist Bob Sheppard. This experience refined Walker’s musicianship, challenging and influencing him on a deep level in his performance and compositionally – which would later show itself in his future writing. At the suggestion of pianist Michel Camilo, Walker relocated to New York in 1995 and immediately got the gig with The Caribbean Jazz Project, featuring Paquito D’Rivera, Dave Samuels and Andy Narell. The band was similar to an international trade school, performing and arranging music using authentic rhythms of the Caribbean and South America in a jazz context. Members of the band were steeped in virtually all Latin American and Caribbean styles. ...

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