Jazz Pianist and Composer
"Walter is one of those all-too-rare humans who makes teaching music a joy. His love of the art of jazz piano was evident from the start and continues to amaze all who hear and know him. As he continues to forge his talent, he most certainly will be among the next generation of jazz's young lions." - Terry Bannon
I am honored to announce that I have been selected to receive a Pathways to Jazz Grant - A donor advised fund of the Boulder County Arts Alliance. This grant will be used to partially fund the recording and production of my first CD project this Fall, which will be released in the Spring of 2017.
Walter’s working group, the Walter Gorra Quartet features Greg Harris on vibraphone, Gonzalo Teppa on bass and Manuel Lopez on drums. Very happy to announce that we will be in residence at Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club in Denver, CO throughout September and October 2016. We will be playing every Friday night from 7:00 pm - 11:00pm during these months. For more information about the group please click here.
It's a great honor to be featured as one of KUVO's 30 under 30 artists. I'm excited to share this feature with all of you! Also go to KUVO's 30 under 30 webpage to see what talented young musicians are doing in Colorado.
Featuring 15-time GRAMMY award winner and NEA Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera with the Walter Gorra Sextet. This exciting event was created to raise funds and awareness for Cuba's Damas de Blanco. For more information about this benefit concert use this link: DAMAS BENEFIT
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Walter Gorra Jazz, LLC with support from an Educational Enrichment Grant from the Boettcher Foundation and the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at the University of Colorado offered a FREE master class – taught by Paquito D'Rivera – to faculty and students from all Colorado universities.