Dan Walton

Redwood Coast Music Festival 2018 Performing Artist - Guest Artist/Band Leader

DAN WALTON - is a jazz pianist based in Austin Texas. Originally hailing from the San Francisco bay area, his music draws from a variety of influences--from boogie woogie, to stride, bebop, and classical music. Growing up, he enjoyed the music of Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Pete Johnson, Arthur Rubinstein, and many others. He also enjoys the works of classical artists like Chopin and Debussy.

 

He has also worked quite a bit in the western swing genre, and has recorded/performed with a variety of interesting people in the music industry, including (in no particular order) Dale Watson, Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Jeff Walker, Pat Green, Johnny Bush, Paul Shaffer, Elizabeth Cook, Buddy Miller, Vince Gill, The Time Jumpers, Robert Earl Keen, George Strait, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rhonda Vincent, Garrison Keillor, Leon Rausch and Elvin Bishop to name a few. Dan enjoys working in a great variety of musical genres.

 

Dan is an expert in a multitude of piano styles, from Western Swing to West Coast Bebop. Following a long stint with Asleep at the Wheel, he became one of the busiest and most respected musicians on the Austin music scene. He has wanted to lead a band like the Jump-Swing Imperials for quite awhile, to play and sing the kind of romping dance music popularized by Louis Jordan and Wynonie Harris, as well as Boogie Woogie, Swing and R&B.

 

Comprised of musical monarchs from Austin Texas, New Orleans, California, Minneapolis and Little Rock, AR - the Jump Swing Imperials -- led by pianist/vocalist Dan Walton -- play music for dancing with a solid beat... including hot riff tunes, soulful blues and pulsating boogie woogie

 

Jump Swing Imperials 

Dan Walton - piano/vocals

Hal Smith - drums

Marc Caperone - trumpet

Chloe Feoranzo - Saxaphone

Jamey Cummins - guitar

Steve Pikal - bass

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Performance Times:

VENUE                               DAY                      START 

 Adorni Center                           FRI                         9:00pm

  Pappy & Junior's  All Star Western Swing - guest artist

 

 Adorni Center                           FRI                        10:30pm

  Pappy & Junior's  All Star Western Swing - guest artist

 

 Sequoia Center                       SAT                        6:00pm

Dan Walton's Jump Swing Imperials - Sequoia Swing Night