- Label: Independent
- Genre: Jazz
- Hometown: Hillsboro, Virginia
Quentin Walston is a pianist, composer, and music educator from Loudoun County, Virginia. He performs his own music in addition to playing with DC neo soul/jazz group, Sweet Something. Although a pianist now, 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 June of 2019, which highlights his compositional style. He continues to lead his own groups, performing arrangements of folk songs, originals, and jazz standards. Quentin is also an active composer and arranger, writing for students and ensembles in the Northern Virginia.
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