Mike Walker (UK)
Mike Walker has performed and recorded over the past 20 years with many leading international jazz artists including Steve Swallow, Dave Holland, Steve Rodby, Palle Danielson, Arild Anderson, Peter Erskine, Adam Nussbaum, John Marshall, Bob Moses, Bill Frisell, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Vince Mendoza, Mike Gibbs, Mark Anthony Turnage, Tal farlow, Palle Mikkelborg, Mica Paris and Norma Winstone. He performs and teaches for the first time at Sligo Jazz Project in 2015, as a member of our very first Band-in-Residence, The Impossible Gentlemen.
Mike is very busy with new projects. He has written new material for another album which will feature some great musicians from England and USA. He has nearly finished his book ‘The Comprehensive Fretboard System’. He is working hard to build a publishing business with long time friend and musician Iain Dixon, and there are plenty more gigs lined up in the future. He lives in Rossendale with his utterly beautiful children, who provide unending inspiration, without even trying.
More on Mike here at his website