Rooted in the classic jazz guitar sound a la Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, the Chuck Walker Trio celebrates a variety of jazz styles from swing to blues to straight-ahead to funk to bossa nova to free jazz. Enlisting the service of top drummers such as Yurianna Dow, Geoff Raywood & Austin Bryant, and innovative bassists like Andy Dow, Mike Gruen & Max Pearl, creates a tight rhythmic nucleus of groove and syncopation. Master saxophonist and flutist Albert Lamar adds lyrical melodies and playful spontaneity. Inspired by a series of jazz workshops with San Diego tenor sax legend Daniel Jackson (Ray Charles, Jimmy Smith, Art Farmer) in 1995, guitarist Chuck Walker has been performing and composing music for over a decade on California's west coast. Since "cutting his teeth" in the San Francisco jazz scene in the late 90's with the likes of alto saxophonist John Handy (Charles Mingus) and guitarist Mimi Fox, Walker has performed extensively in Los Angeles with Team Scrub, End of the World Ensemble, and Skyline Electric, and in San Diego with the Chuck Walker Trio, Jivechops Ensemble, and Random House Band. Focused on original material and traditional classics, the group continues to work with guest soloists such as trumpeter/keyboardist Anilh Rameshwar, vibraphonist Julio Coronado, tenor man Billy Allen, and vocalists Kasey "Cookie" Coe and the Rev. Richard Ross to develop and expand their sound in the studio and on stage. The Chuck Walker Trio is committed to bringing the best improvisational music to the stage every time. Drawing from a rich repertoire of classic jazz standards and innovative original material, the group’s brilliant dedication to this American art form shines at every performance.