Walter has toured Japan with the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, Dave Matthews & the Super Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Toshiko Akioshi/ Lew Tabackin Big Band, and pop singer Wendy Moten. During the early 1990's, Walter toured and recorded with his boyhood hero, trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, and is featured on the CD, Live from London, playing The Fox Hunt, a sizzling duet with Maynard recorded live at England's famed jazz club, Ronnie Scott's.
Recently, Walter received critical acclaim for his work with the San Jose/ Cleveland Ballet, conducting and soloing with an 18 piece swing band, playing composer Bill Duncan's "Go Daddy-O!," a piece choreographed by the S.J.C.Ballet's artistic director Dennis Nahat. Walter also received raves for his solo appearance with the Bremerton Symphony, playing Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in Eb and Homage to Armstrong, a medley highlighting Louis Armstrong's strong instrumental style, arranged by Walter for solo trumpet, jazz trio, and orchestra.
Mr. White began working with conductor Erich Kunzel in 1996 and has appeared as guest soloist with the Cincinnati Pops and the Baltimore Symphony. He is a frequent guest performer with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Kunzel and maestro Neeme Jarvi, and recorded Duke Ellington's "A Tone Parallel to Harlem," with the DSO and Jarvi for Chandos Records in 1994.
Walter was a finalist in the Smithsonian's prestigious Louis Armstrong International Jazz Trumpet Competition and his 1980' s collaborations with saxophonist Rick Margitza led to winning Hennessy's National Jazz Search and a spot in the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.
Walter's playing has graced the sound tracks of records, movies, and television; most notably network sitcoms TAXI, and The Cosby Show. He has authored a recording for music practice entitled, Walter White Long-tone Accompaniment and recently released Being There, a CD with the Des Moines Big Band that features Walter's original big band compositions. He frequently composes and produces music for television and has arranged for horn sections, vocal groups, brass ensembles, and orchestras.
Walter's own groups include the Walter White Jazz Quartet and the fusion group IF-U-NU (download tunes at mp3.com!) . An avid educator, he holds master classes and clinics at leading music schools around the globe.
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