- Label: Independent
- Genre: Jazz
- Hometown: Hillsboro, Virginia
Quentin Walston is a pianist, composer, and music educator from Loudoun County, Virginia. He performs across Virginia, D.C., Maryland, and West Virginia with his trio and quartet, as well as with D.C. neo soul/jazz group, Sweet Something. Starting as a folk singer/songwriter, Quentin built up his sound in Appalachian roots. During piano studies in college, he switched to performing jazz, seeking to blend his early influences with an established jazz language. He now leads his own groups, performing gospel arrangements, originals, and jazz standards. Quentin is also an active composer and arranger, writing for student ensembles in the Northern Virginia area in addition to his own projects.
Sample Recordings and Video
- “Play” – Quentin Walston – 2019
- “Introduction” Quentin Walston – 2017
- “Mosby’s Summer” Quentin Walston – 2012 (out of print)
- “Round Hill Ruckus” Jake and the Burtones – 2010
Notable Previous Venues Played
- Twins Jazz – Washington, D.C.
- Hamilton Live – Washington, D.C.
- The Queen Theater – Willmington, DE
- Cafe Museum – Passau, Germany
- The Flying Camel – Hagerstown, MD
- Franklin Park Arts Center – Purcellville, VA
- Destiny Church – Leesburg, VA
- Watermelon Parkfest – Berryville, VA
Notable Musicians Played With
- NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan – JMU Jazz Band concert
- Nate Smith – Artful Dodger Cafe, Harrisonburg, VA