Professional Opera, Musical and Jazz Singer will rock any event at the piano. Credits include TV(Letterman, Blue Bloods, WE, NICK) Commercials (Dr Oz's FAT PANTS, Culligan Water, Wii Fitt/VH1 w/Tina Yothers), Off Broadway, Broadway tours and Regional Theater. Performing at 100s of corporate and private events as piano/singer, Blues Brothers, Abbott & Costello, Elvis, Santa, Improv & Stand-Up Comedy and more. Clients include most of NJ,NY/CT event bookers, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, AMEX, Master Card, Kraft Foods, GM Power train, and 100s of local companies, family and community events.
I grew up in the burbs of Washington DC playing piano and trumpet in school and local groups. In 5th grade Walter joined his father in a community band, and was exposed to a world of music otherwise hidden from most kids growing up in the 1980s. By high school Walter was playing in everything from Church groups, to German oompah group, to dixie land, big band, orchestras yada yada yada...
For some reason while a Freshman Trumpet major, I decided I wanted to rise up out of the pit and sing Broadway Musicals. With a year I sang my first Opera. By sophomore year I was a singer. In the next 10 years professional credits included Opera (DC, NYC and Italy), Musicals (Off Broadway, Touring Bway shows and regional), Shakespeare, Concert Soloist, Church Choir Ringer, somehow lead to starting an Improv Comedy Troupe. Long Story short, it was doing Improv the past ten years (4000+ shows at at NYC's top comedy/cabaret clubs and touring nationwide to clubs, theaters, colleges, corporate and private events) that lead to getting cast on TV shows and commercials and focus talents to put my current piano / singer act together.
PIANO SINGER OPTIONS -
Piano Bar Classics - Top tunes form the great piano singers - Elton John, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Harry Connick and more
Oldies - 50's/60's Rock, Ballads etc Elvis, Beatles etc
Viva Italia - Italian Opera & Songs AKA The Best of Pavarotti - Nessun Dorma, O Solo Mio, Buona Sera (Why not throw in some Louis Prima)
Sinatra and Friends - Top Standards and Hollywood Classics - New York, New York, My Way, Theme From Love Story, Fly Me to The Moon etc
ALL BLUES - Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and top Jazz/Blues of past 100 years
Starting at $150/hour for background music
Contact me for more options, booking group acts (Blues Brothers, Abbott & Costello, Improv Troupe, Opera/Broadway Singers, Jazz Trio etc)
Blues Brothers (Duo Act),
Abbott & Costello (Duo Act),
LMAO Improv (3-5 players),
Improv 4 Kids (Family Act)