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about Quentin Walston

Biography

”Quentin plays with the beat, off the beat, around the beat. And that’s just the beat. Melody, harmony, touch and feel are all fully developed and realized and paramount in every phrase…” -Clarke Monthly

Quentin Walston is an active composer, pianist, and music educator in Northern Virginia.   He composes for piano and his jazz combo, blending memorable melodies and striking rhythms with adventurous improvisations.  Recently, Quentin recorded his new album for jazz trio set to release this fall.  “The Good Book Suite”, based on his favorite passages in Scripture, showcases his development in improvisation and composition.  Quentin also draws inspiration from Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Robert Glasper, as well as others within and outside of jazz.  As music and jazz educator, Quentin spreads the joy of learning and playing music to individuals of all ages.  To hear Quentin Walston and see his newest works, please follow him on Facebook, Spotify, and Youtube

Sample Recordings and Video

Additional Info

Recordings
  • “Play” LP – Quentin Walston – 2019
  • “Introduction” EP – Quentin Walston – 2017
  • “Frame This” Podcast Theme – 2021
  • “Clinical Gap” Podcast Theme – 2020
Artist/Composer Residencies
  • Boysie Lowry Living Jazz Residency – 2015 & 2016
  • Loudoun Arts COLLAB Artist Residency – 2020
  • Catoctin School Of Music – Composer-In-Residence – present
Commissions and Large Works
  • “Les Contes d’Hoffman” upcoming suite for sextet
  • Jazz Video Series – Loudoun Jazz Society – 2021
  • “The Good Book” – suite for trio – 2020
  • “Loudoun Pastorale” – suite for quintet – 2020 – Loudoun Arts Council
  • “It’s All Right With Me” – arrangement for JMU Jazz Ensemble – 2014
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

Press

Get Out Loudoun
“House Concert Series” Featured Artist WHYY
Loudoun Now

Frame This Podcast: Quentin Walston

-Radio airplay: Washington D.C. WPFW 1/2021

-Radio airplay: Philadelphia WHYY 12/2020

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