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Ray Walker Trio
Wednesday 22 February 7.00pm
With a career spanning more than 50 years in the industry, Ray Walker 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. In 2000 he recorded his own CD ‘Affinity’ in Los Angeles with well-known American guitarist John Pisano He has been on the Jazz Dept. faculty at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts since the inception of the jazz program there in 1984.
The Guitar, Bass, Drums trio format was popularised in the 1950’s and 60’s by players such as Barney Kessel, Kenny Burrell and Joe Pass. Tonight, Ray will be joined by two of WA’s premier jazz musicians, Pete Jeavons on Bass and Ben Vanderwal on drums. Together they will explore the subtleties of the Trio format in a program of standards and originals that is sure to please!