Mark Walker's lesson website is now online!
Five-time GRAMMY winner Mark Walker is one of the most respected drummers on the scene. His jazz, Latin jazz and studio resume is like a who's who of music.
Walker is a 15 plus-year member of the American Jazz group Oregon (featuring Ralph Towner) and a 23-year member of the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet. He also leads the Latin jazz group "the Rhythm of the Americas". Walker has collaborated extensively with Lyle Mays, Paul McCandless, Michel Camilo, Caribbean Jazz Project, Dave Samuels, Tiger Okoshi, Andy Narell, David Liebman, Patricia Barber and Cesar Camargo Mariano.
He has played concerts and/or recorded with Michael Brecker, Ivan Lins, Dianne Reeves, Milton Nascimento, Sammy Davis Jr., Donna Summer, Mike Stern, Salif Keita, Schoenherz & Fleer, Linda Eder, Frank Wildhorn, Peter Cetera, Dennis DeYoung, Cathy Richardson, Eva Ayllon, Chucho Valdez, Bebo Valdez, Jerry Gonzalez, William Cepeda, Slide Hampton, Dave Douglas, Claudio Roditi, Howard Levy, Arturo Sandoval, Michael Manring, Grace Kelly, Simone, James Ingram, Peabo Bryson, Rosa Passos, Leny Andrade, Joe Henderson, David Onderdonk, Fred Simon, Bob McGrath, and The Buckinghams.
In addition to teaching private lessons, labs and ensembles at Berklee College of Music, Walker travels world-wide touring and teaching master classes, clinics and workshops on Latin drumming and percussion. His publications include "World Jazz Drumming" a drum set instruction book and CD covering everything from Uruguayan candombe to Cuban rumba guaguanco.