“Hang the classifications, and bring on more jazz art songs. The term [crossover] is a tad demeaning and does scant justice to the subtleties and innovations achieved by Walker in his richly suggestive new cycle.” —Terry Blain, Star Tribune
Jeremy Walker is a composer and jazz pianist. His new release of original jazz art songs, Haunted Blue (featured on MPR’s New Classical Tracks) features award-winning mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski, Anthony Cox and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu. Walker’s suite 7 Psalms was most recently performed at Orchestra Hall Minneapolis and included the launch of American Public Media’s Radio Choir conducted by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu. Other works include the oratorio, The Rage of Achilles, for classical voice and jazz ensemble, and Alma Gentil—five pieces commissioned by Consortium Carissimi for chamber choir with early baroque and jazz ensembles. In 2014, Walker founded the Jazz at Orchestra Hall in the Target Atrium series where he served as Artistic Director until 2019.