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Jeremy Walker

A composer and jazz pianist lauded for his compositions that blend jazz and classical elements through rich melodies and improvisation.

“Hang the classifications, and bring on more jazz art songs. The term [crossover] is a tad demeaning and does scant justice to the subtleties and innovations achieved by Walker in his richly suggestive new cycle.” —Terry Blain, Star Tribune

Jeremy Walker is a composer and jazz pianist. His new album of original jazz art songs, Haunted Blue (featured on MPR’s New Classical Tracks) with award-winning mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski, features renowned jazz bassist Anthony Cox and tenor vocalist, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu. Walker’s suite 7 Psalms performed to over 1,700 audience members at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and included the launch of American Public Media’s Radio Choir conducted by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu. Other works include the oratorio, The Rage of Achilles, for operatic voice and jazz ensemble, and Alma Gentil—five pieces commissioned by Consortium Carissimi for chamber choir with early baroque and jazz ensembles. In 2014, Walker founded the Jazz at Orchestra Hall in the Target Atrium series at Minnesota Orchestra where he currently serves as Artistic Director.

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