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Give Early to Give to the Max Day

Give Now to Walker|West’s Give to the Max Day Campaign

Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 14, is less than two weeks away, but you can make your donation count now as part of the Early Giving period! Simply visit Walker|West’s Give to the Max day page and contribute any time between now and November 14!

Early Birds May Get a Golden Ticket

All gifts made during the Early Giving period are eligible for daily $500 Early Giving Golden Tickets, and a $10,000 Super-Sized Golden Ticket drawn at midnight as soon as GTMD19 is over! These GTMD prizes are ways to make your contribution go further.

There are many ways to contribute to Walker|West, but Give to the Max Day makes it easy. Thank you for considering making a donation so we can continue to bring quality music instruction and events to our community.



Update on Walker|West Alumnus DeCarlo Jackson

DeCarlo Jackson tours internationally with the band Hippo Campus, but when he’s back in town, he performs with the quartet Arlo. DeCarlo, who  started his musical journey as a student at Walker|West, was recently featured in the Local Current Blog.

We are proud of DeCarlos’s success as a person and as a professional musician and grateful that he took the time to come back to Walker|West last month to honor his roots. At the Ashley DuBose concert in September, he talked about how Walker|West helped him become not only a better musician but also a better human being.

Thanks, DeCarlo!


Terence Blanchard Ensemble Master Class

 Terence Blanchard Ensemble Master Class

Jazz Trumpeter Terence Blanchard

Friday, October 25, 2019
6:00 PM

Walker|West Performance Hall
760 Selby Ave.

Free and open to the public.

Grammy Award winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard will conduct a master class for Walker|West Youth Jazz Ensembles. The ensembles will perform and receive feedback from Mr. Blanchard. This event is sponsored by The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Please contact Tonya Gregory at or 651-789-1685 with any questions.

About Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard started his career in 1980 as a member of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. He would later perform with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. An acclaimed composer of more than forty film scores, Mr. Blanchard won his first Academy award in 2019 for Best Original Score for Spike Lee’s film BlacKkKlansman.

Since 2000, Blanchard has served as artistic director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. In 2011 he was also named artistic director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami. Mr. Blanchard was appointed visiting scholar in jazz composition in 2015 at the Berklee College of Music and in 2019, The Metropolitan Opera announced it would stage Blanchard’s opera Fire Shut up In My Bones, with a libretto by Charles Blow, for their 2021-2022 Season.

Walker|West 2nd Sundays

Walker|West 2nd Sundays at Twist Davis Group Restaurants

A Delicious way to Support Walker|West Each Month

Come join us each second Sunday of the month for great food sponsored by The Twist Davis Group’s Revival and In Bloom restaurants. The restaurant group will generously donate 100 percent of profits made on the second Sunday of each month to Walker|West.

Upcoming Dates:

January 12

February 9

March 8

April 12

You can support Walker|West while enjoying a meal at any of the Twist Davis Group’s fine establishments:

Revival offers fried chicken and other classic Southern comfort foods served in a stylishly relaxed surrounding.

In Bloom is a fine dining concept featuring seasonal and wild ingredients expressed through fire. It is located on the historic grounds of the iconic Schmidt Brewery.

Thank you for helping us take full advantage of this delicious opportunity made possible through the generosity of the Twist Davis Group. We are profoundly grateful for their ongoing support.

Twist Davis Group