Afro-Cuban Concert Featuring Mark Walker
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Grammy Award-winning drummer, percussionist, composer, and educator Mark Walker is one of the most respected drummers on the scene. Walker has been a member of the American jazz group Oregon (featuring Ralph Towner) for more than 15 years and a 23-year member of the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet. He also leads the Latin jazz group Rhythm of the Americas. Walker has performed on five Grammy Award-winning albums and has earned nine Grammy Award nominations for his work with various pop and jazz artists.
He was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition (“Deep Six,” from Oregon’s 1000 Kilometers) and won Best Latin Jazz Album as a drummer/composer for Funk Tango by the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet. Walker has also earned the Indie award and the Jazz award (German record manufacturers) for his work with Oregon. Walker has taught at Berklee since 2001.