The Colin Walters Quartet
Hartford Public Library’s highly-popular Baby Grand Jazz Series returns for its 19th season in 2022 with a spectacular line-up of the best jazz musicians in the region. If you can’t make it in person, tune in virtually on Hartford Public Library’s Facebook Page or YouTube channel.
A native of Connecticut, Colin Walters is a dynamic and innovative saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer and educator. Colin discovered his passion for the saxophone at an early age and credits his exposure to listening to jazz, classical, gospel, R&B and reggae while growing up. Colin tours and performs regularly in a wide variety of ensembles and genres, including the Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Victor Rendon and the Bronx Conexion, Scott Wenzel Big Band, New London Big Band, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, Earl MacDonald 10tet and the Colin Walters Quartet. Through performance, education and diverse community engagements, he strives to inspire others to appreciate the cultural aesthetic experiences of music. He is an active clinician and performer advocating music and its importance to the next generation of musicians. He is an elementary band director in the Darien Public Schools. Colin was most recently a Morse Teaching Artist Fellow, Gluck Community Service Fellow, Samuel L. Jackson, Jr and Irene Diamond Scholarship recipient at The Juilliard School. He holds dual degrees in jazz saxophone performance, music education and earned an MA in curriculum and instruction from UConn. In June 2021, Colin completed his MM in jazz studies from The Juilliard School