Mr. Skip Walker
Skip Walker is a drummer, producer, recording artist, and educator. He is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts (the world's foremost institute for the study of Jazz and modern American music) and he holds a Master's degree in Church Music from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC), and a Masters Degree in Music Education from Boston University (Boston, MA). As a drummer he has performed or recorded with Jazz vocalist Veronica Nunn, Guitarist Joe Lindsay, Saxophonist Stephen Riley, and Grammy Award winner Israel Houghton. While keeping a busy performance schedule, Skip is also a respected educator - He is the proud co-owner of The Blue Violin Music Education Center, a performing arts center and recording studio located in historic downtown Fayetteville, NC that specializes in training children and adults in Jazz and Classical music. His first contemporary Jazz CD entitled "Funky Cafe" is available on iTunes and all other media outlets. His latest live “Straight Ahead Jazz ” EP entitled “Jazz I Like” will be released in the Fall of 2017 and will feature Steeplechase Records Recording Artist/Saxophonist Stephen Riley and Jazz Organist Grant Osborne. He is a proud endorser of Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and Vater Drumsticks.