Ray Walker Trio - Perth International Jazz Festival
Friday 09 November 7.00pm
With a career spanning more than 50 years in the industry, Ray is one of Western Australia’s leading professional guitarists. A versatile and accomplished player across many styles, Ray has performed in duo format with many world class guitarists including Martin Taylor, Peter Leitch, Gary Potter, John Pisano, and the late Emily Remler. A veteran of literally thousands of recording sessions for radio and TV, Ray has also appeared with the WA Symphony Orchestra in numerous concerts since 1965, including a performance as soloist on classical guitar in Rodrigo’s ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’.
In 2000 he recorded his own CD ‘Affinity’ in Los Angeles with well-known American guitarist John Pisano. He was a member of the Jazz Dept. faculty at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts since the inception of the jazz program there in 1984 until his retirement in 2016. For his PIJF set at the Ellington, Ray will be exploring the nuances of the Guitar/Bass/Drums trio with two of WA’s finest musicians, namely Pete Jeavons – Double Bass and Chris Tarr -Drums.
Make the most of you festival weekend and take advantage of our State Theatre Centre Weekend Pass at $200, giving you access to 23 shows, in two close venues, over three days. Day passes are also available for Friday ($60), Saturday ($100) and Sunday ($100). Pass only valid at State Theatre Centre performances. Please note all Perth International Jazz Festival performances at Ellington Jazz Club, The Bird and Downstairs at The Maj are sold separately.
Pass holders will need to arrive at least 15mins before the performance to ensure their seat. 15mins before each show, tickets will become available for single ticket buyers. The pass does not guarantee entry to sold out performances or for late arrivals.
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