The Ken Walker Sextet

The Ken Walker Sextet

Ken Walker – bass
Jeff Jenkins – piano
Dave Corbus – guitar
Peter Sommer – saxophone
Al Hood – trumpet
Paul Romaine – drums
For years now, Ken Walker and his sextet have been holding down last Fridays at Dazzle. It’s packed every month, which is a testament to how good the music is. Rest assured that you can rely on them to satisfy your need for swing. They are the best performers and educators in the state, and their impact on the music scene here is incomparable.
Ken Walker started playing upright bass when he was a student at Arkansas Tech University, where he received his bachelor of music education degree. He moved to Denver in late 1985 and in 1987 began a 12-year tenure as the house bassist at Denver’s legendary jazz club El Chapultepec that ended in 1998. Today, he plays regularly at DazzleJazz and is the Rocky Mountain region’s 1st-call jazz bassist. Walker has played with a veritable Who’s Who of jazz artists including: Eddie Harris, Hal Galper, Tom Harrell, John Abercrombie, Randy Brecker, Nat Adderley, Jimmy Witherspoon, Carl Fontana, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Freddie Hubbard, Lew Soloff, Clifford Jordan, James Moody, Javon Jackson, Ray Bryant, Roy Hargrove, and many more. He has also performed at the Telluride, Jazz Aspen Snowmass and other festivals throughout the Western States, and he is currently on the faculty at the Lamont School of Music, where he teaches jazz bass to all jazz and commercial bass majors, coaching the Trad, Hard Bop and Latin Combos in addition to his studio.
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Date

May 31 2019

Time

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Cost

$10/$15/$20

Location

Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO, 80202
Dazzle

Organizer

Dazzle
Phone
(303) 839-5100
Email
info@dazzledenver.com
Website
https://dazzledenver.com