- Label: Independent
- Genre: Jazz
- Hometown: Waterford, Virginia
Quentin Walston is an active composer, pianist, and music educator in Northern Virginia. Quentin performs and composes for solo piano, jazz trio and quintet. His primary instrument is piano, though Quentin started his music career as a folk singer and guitarist. While studying piano at JMU, he switched to performing jazz, seeking to blend it with his earlier influences. Quentin released his first full-length album, “Play”, in 2019, which highlights his approach to jazz and improvisation. In January 2020, Quentin was awarded the Loudoun Arts COLLAB Artist Residency in which he composed “Loudoun Pastorale”, a suite for Classical instruments which was inspired by artwork of his local countryside. He continues to lead his own groups, performing original compositions. Quentin also teaches piano, composition, and improvisation at The Catoctin School of Music in Leesburg, Va.
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 Barns Of Rose Hill – Berryville, VA
- Franklin Park Arts Center – Purcellville, VA
- Watermelon Parkfest – Berryville, VA
Notable Musicians Played With
- NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan – JMU Jazz Band concert
- Nate Smith – Supported featured artist in student jam session at Artful Dodger Cafe, Harrisonburg, VA
- Boysie Lowry Living Jazz Residency – 2015 & 2016
- Loudoun Arts COLLAB Artist Residency – 2020
- Catoctin School Of Music – Composer-In-Residence – present