Detroit JazzStage with Trumpeter/Composer Walt Szymanski

Walt SzymanskiThis month we are featuring trumpeter, composer, and arranger Walt Szymanski. Walt began his musical journey from a small home on the east side of Detroit that was constantly resonating with the sound of music. Listening to his mother play and sing the Broadway standards on the family piano and hearing the records of Nat Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Al Hirt as well as the constant refrains of the ever present Motown sound presented him a tremendous musical foundation upon which to build.

Walt discusses his career and the many wonderful personalities he’s encountered along the way.

For more information on Walt and where to purchase CD’s, go to

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7th Avenue Slope*
Que Es Esto Mi Amor?*
Herbie’s Harem*
Campo Izquierda***
Loves Brief Departure*

*Motor City Jazz Quintet
Walt Szymanski – Trumpet
Scott Petersen – Tenor Sax
Phil Kelly – Piano
Paul Keller – Bass
Jon Knust – Drums

Walt Szymanski – Trumpet
Alex Harding – Bari Sax
Andy Bemke – Piano
Massa Kamaguchi – Bass
Jon Knust – Drums

Walt Szymanski – Trumpet
Tino Derado – Piano
Wayne Batchelor – Bass
Gene Calderazzo – Drums

Opening Music
– Mark Byerly’s Marks Mood available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s Erroenious available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
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We’d also like to thank jazz vocal great Kurt Elling for introducing this episode. To learn more about Kurt and his music, go to

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