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Come and enjoy this great jazz live performance at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe.
Walt Szymanski
Walt Szymanski
Wed, June 06 2018 - Sat, June 09 2018
Wed. & Thur. May 6 & 7
Seatings: 6pm-8pm & 8:30pm-10:30pm No Cover
Reservations Recommended

Fri. & Sat. May 8 & 9
Seatings: 6pm-8pm & 8:30pm-10:30pm $15 Cover
Reservations Recommended
Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe
97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Native Detroiter Walt Szymanski has enjoyed a vast and exciting career of nearly 40 years. From his earliest days as a young choir singer he knew that his mission in life was to develop his musically artistic talent that had been bestowed upon him by the creator.

In 2007 he was hired by Ray Chew at BET as an arranger/orchestrator for the show "Sunday's Best," working with Reverend Kirk Franklin and other Gospel artists. He also arrangedthe music for President Obama's first inaugural ball which featured Beyonce. In 2011, Walt landed a position as orchestrator/arranger with the TV show "American Idol" and is still on staff working from his new home in Quito, Ecuador.

Presently Walt is a professor of Jazz studies at the University of San Francisco de Quito's (Ecuador) College of Music. The program is an international affiliate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston and his duties include heading the brasswinds department, contemporary arranging and composing for large ensembles and directing mini and big bands.