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Associate Artist at ACA Residency 169

GoFundMe Associate Artist ACA Residency 169, Florida, USA

Support Annette Walker’s continuing professional development project. She’s been accepted as an Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts’s Residency 169 and requires further financial assistance towards the costs.

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Posted in ACA Residency 169, All News & Announcements, Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund, Tap dance

Piano lessons: I-Play Music Centre

I-Play Music

From September 2016 I’ll be starting my first teaching piano/keyboard lessons at I-Play Music centre in Surrey. After many early years of classical piano study and later years studying and playing jazz, pop, gospel and other styles I’m excited to be able to pass on and share my growing knowledge and experience to others.

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Posted in All News & Announcements, Education & Teaching, Events, Music Classes, Past, Piano

CB Johnson Big Band (previously WTW Big Band)

CB Johnson directing the WTW Big Band, Arlington Sq, 2013

2020 update: The WTW Big Band was renamed the CB Johnson Big Band in 2019 in honour of the late CB “Cool” Johnson who was the Music Director for many years and an integral member of the music community. CB was a kind and generous musician and facilitator that generated a safe and nurturing environment for new and existing musicians alike and will be greatly missed. RIP CB.

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Keyboard player for Myke Masters Band

I joined the funky, jazz fusion Myke Masters Band (MMB). My first event with MMB – Myke Master Band Clinic – is 1.30-3.30pm on WEDNESDAY 4th November 2015 at the Hideaway Jazz Club in southwest London.

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Gigs galore: Film, Circus, Music and Tap dance

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Is it possible for me to learn a piano Latin jazz number, based on a Oscar Peterson version, and two songs in time for the debut performance of a new tap company? How about trying my hand at compering for a circus cabaret? Now seems like a good time to take on my first ever physically demanding, feature film job. And while I’m at it, why not throw in a couple of solo guest featured tap dance gigs? Let’s not forget about learning and playing the keyboard in a band for a music gig at the RFH. All in just over one month? Go!

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Posted in Events, Past, Piano, Projects, Tap dance, Theatre, Film & TV

Music projects

Myke Masters Band at Hideaway Jazz Club, 4th Nov 2015

Since November 2017: Collaborating as dancer-musician with Gary Crosby of the Tomorrow’s Warriors. Since January 2015: Joins the jazz fusion group, Myke Masters Band, and also the tap dance company, Old Kent Road, both as pianist/keyboardist.

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Posted in All News & Announcements, Events, Past, Piano, Professional development, Projects, Theatre, Film & TV, Violin

Nick Zinner: 41 Strings

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Lo and behold I have parts to learn to play in the string orchestra, to be performed at the Royal Festival Hall on Friday 20th June. My first time playing in in this iconic hall. Excited much? You betcha!

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Posted in Events, Past, Projects, Violin

Venus Nights

Venus Nights - Photo by Robert Youngson

Sunday 30th March, 7:30pm showtime, London’s Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square. I had a thoroughly fantastic time sharing the stage with talented female musicians at an event for women’s charities.

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Applying for a Diploma in Jazz and Pop music

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How ELQs nearly scuppered my plans to study a part time Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music at Goldsmiths College (now Goldsmiths, University of London)

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The Tipton Project

Cabaret style duo act Annette Walker and Natalie Verhaegen bring you their set of original jazz music arrangements which includes rhythm tap dance and an amazing aerial act

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