Brad Walker Vs Extended Trio
MARCH 11, 2019
CHORUM HALL, 1024 EXECUTIVE PARK AVE. BATON ROUGE, LA 70806
- Brad Walker is one of the most active and sought-after performers in the city of New Orleans. In addition to freelance work around the world with such luminaries as Bernard Purdie, George Porter, Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Marcia Ball, Valerie June, Rickie Lee Jones, and countless others, Brad has anchored the horn section for local stars Eric Lindell, Colin Lake, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, and Honey Island Swamp Band, to name a few. He has performed as sideman and leader many times at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), Farm Aid, French Quarter Festival, and other national showcases. In the fall of 2015 Brad was Guest Artist with the LSU Jazz Ensemble, and has joined the LSU Jazz Faculty on numerous occasions on their acclaimed ‘Hot Summer Nights and Cool Jazz’ summer concert series. In 2016 Brad was hired to lead the horn section for Nashville mega-star Sturgill Simpson, who was embarking on a world tour in support of his eventual Grammy- winning album ‘A Sailor’s Guide to Earth’. In addition to extensive domestic and international touring, Brad performed with Simpson on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and was a featured soloist on The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, and the 2017 Grammys telecast. Rolling Stone, NPR, Relix, and Variety all took note of his “soaring,” “energetic,” and “tasteful” soloing.
-EXTENDED is Brad Webb on drums, Matt Booth on bass, and Oscar Rossignoli on piano. All of them compose for the group, and with the particular musical personalities of the group foremost in mind — an approach that has thrilled locals and will likely soon reach audiences both nationally and internationally. What makes EXTENDED so exciting to the jazz community in New Orleans grows out of the way, together, they create, each with an awareness of each other, including plenty of space for improvisation and interpretation.
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