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Jack Walrath, Trumpet Player
(Photo by Richard Conde)
Grammy-nominated trumpeter and arranger Jack Walrath has worked with Charles Mingus, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Quincey Jones, Elvis Costello, and Gunther Schuller to name a few. He has written compositions and arrangements for Charles Mingus, Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan, Cecil Brooks III, the Brooklyn Symphone Orchestra and the Charli Persip Superband amongst many others. Jack has written soundtracks as well as liner notes and articles for Downbeat and the Music Review. In addition to leading his own jazz groups, The Jack Walrath Group, Wholly Trinity, Hard Corps, The Masters of Suspense, and a quintet, he was also the leader of the Mingus Dynasty and The Charles Mingus Big Band. In addition to conducting seminars all around the world and teaching master classes in NewYork City, Jack continues to record as a sideman and leader and is currently writing a book on his experiences with Mingus, influential recordings, and the music business.