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Gene Walker Tribute Show at Woodland's Tavern

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by Mark Subel on June 2, 2011

Jazz & Eggs style Jam session, ongoing music, food, friends: Since 1958, Saxophone player Gene Walker has toured with some of the world’s greatest entertainers and played in venues all over the World. He is a retired professor from OSU and when he can, still works to bring the jazz tradition into schools with the American Jazz Experience Program, and the Jazz Professors Performing Septet. He has served in arts residencies with the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and has instructed at the Jamey Aebersold Jazz camps for over 12 years. He has received the International Association of Jazz Educators Award, The Key Note Award and is in the Columbus Musicians Hall of Fame.

Gene Walker’s discography includes:
“Rediscovering Old Favorites”, Chris Columbo Quintet: Strand Records
“Love Potion #9” with Johnny “Hammond” Smith; Prestige Records
“The Golden Thrush” with Byrdie Green; Prestige Records
“Listen Here” with Freddie McCoy; Prestige Records
“It’s About Time” with Hank Marr; Double Time Records
“A Great Big Helping of Jazz and Eggs”, Listen For the Jazz Records
“More Jazz and Eggs”, Listen For the Jazz Records
“Jazz is Community Music”, Listen For the Jazz Records
“Provisions” with Sean Camey and the Nite Owlz, Main Street Records
“The Happy Organ” with Dave Baby Cortez
“The Broom Switch” with Lloyd Price
Promark Demonstration CD with Elvin Jones
Gene is a Collaborator in, and Artistic Director of the “Listen for the Jazz Kevnotes in Columbus & Ohio History” Project.

Gene Walker Tribute
Saturday, June 4th
11am – 3pm
Woodlands Tavern
1200 W. Third Ave.
Columbus, OH

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