TICKET GIVEAWAY: Robert Walter, Stanton Moore and Jonathan Freilich @ The Mint LA – 6/27/12

WHO: Robert Walter, Stanton Moore (Galactic) and Jonathan Freilich
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
WHERE: The Mint LA, 6010 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035
TICKETS: $15 (PURCHASE)
TICKET GIVEAWAY: LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR FAVORITE GALACTIC SONG FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A PAIR!

On Wednesday night, to close out what has been a spectacular Wednesday beacon for the entirety of June, Robert Walter will be joined by July Mint resident and drummer extraordinaire Stanton Moore and Jonathan Freilich. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the final performance of Walter’s 2012 Residency at the historic Pico Blvd venue. Good luck!

About Robert Walter

Robert Walter is an accomplished keyboardist and composer. He plays Piano, Hammond B3 and Fender Rhodes. While touring extensively in the US and Europe, he has worked as a leader and sideman with many of the giants of American jazz and funk music. As a member of the classic band the Greyboy Allstars he has built a large and devoted following. He also works as a session musician, recording and collaborating with a diverse group of artists and on many film scores. Robert grew up in San Diego, California where he studied music from the age of 7 and began performing in bands as a teenager. He helped form the the Greyboy Allstars in 1993 with Karl Denson, Elgin Park, Chris Stillwell, Zak Najor and DJ Greyboy. Influenced by soul-jazz and funk records from the 1960s and 70s, the band juxtaposed jazz improvisation and dance music. They continue to record and perform to a committed fan base. The Greyboy Allstars also served as the band for Robert’s first solo record, Spirit of ’70 which also featured saxophonist and Miles Davis sideman Gary Bartz. In the late 1990’s Robert started his own group Robert Walter’s 20th Congress to showcase his composing. The band became known for it’s live performances and toured throughout the 90s and 2000’s. They recorded two albums, Money Shot and Giving Up the Ghost. Band members included Cochemea Gastelum (Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings), Stanton Moore (Galactic), Joe Russo (Furthur, Benevento-Russo Duo), George Sluppick (Mofro, Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Mike Fratantuno (Black-eyed Peas), Chuck Prada, and Will Bernard. During this period Robert also recorded There Goes the Neighborhood with jazz-funk pioneers Harvey Mason, Chuck Rainey, Phil Upchurch and Red Holloway.

Robert relocated to New Orleans in 2004 and became immersed the vibrant local music scene. He began collaborating with Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, James Singleton, George Porter Jr., and many more. While in New Orleans he recorded Super Heavy Organ and Cure All as well as albums with Stanton Moore (III, Emphasis on Parenthesis, Groove Alchemy) and Anders Osborne (American Patchwork). Robert currently lives in Los Angeles where he works on film music with composer Michael Andrews. They have done scores for Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher, Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story, Cyrus, Jeff Who lives at Home, She’s Out of Your League, 5 Year Engagement and the title song for the Fox comedy The New Girl (with Zooey Deschanel).

Editor, Live Music Blog http://www.livemusicblog.com
  • QuailPrices

    Listening to Crazyhorse Mongoose today. The title track, Crazyhorse Mongoose, is really something.

  • m.e.Wren

    Ever since my first time, Jazzfest – Sat. April 29th, 2006, my favorite Galactic tune has been “the Moil”. However, the best song I’ve ever heard them play has to be their cover of “When the Levee Breaks”, the last song of that selfsame set. Brought tears to my eyes, no lie…