WELCOME TO WALLY MINKO MUSIC
Grammy nominated composer/arranger/keyboardist, Wally Minko has been a fixture on the Los Angeles music scene for many years now. His work with artists such as Jean Luc Ponty, Jon Anderson (Yes), Gregg Rolie (Santana), Pink, Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, En Vogue, Toni Braxton, Arturo Sandoval, Debbie Allen, Wayne Bergeron, Gary Grant, Dan Fornero and many others, is as much a testament to the quality and professionalism of his work, as it is his versatility and sheer talent.
One of Wally's compositions from the Wayne Bergeron CD, "Plays Well With Others", this song showcases Wally's arranging and composing skills in the Latin Jazz vein. The performance also features some of the most in demand Los Angeles session players, including Vinnie Colaiuta, Neil Stubenhaus and many others.
"Hey Thanks" - A Tribute to Jerry Hey
Taken from Dan Fornero's CD - "Not So Old School", this song was written and arranged by Wally and performed by many of the most in demand session players in Los Angeles. Please enjoy this video, where Wally, Gary Grant, Dan Fornero and the horn players who performed on the song, explain how it came about as a tribute to the legendary LA session player/arranger, Jerry Hey.
Anderson Ponty Band Promo
In the fall of 2014, Wally performed with Jon Anderson (legendary lead singer from the band, Yes) and Jean Luc Ponty (renowned Jazz Violinist) in Aspen, CO. The performance that took place resulted in a DVD and CD release in September, 2015 called "Better Late Than Never". The band will be touring in November and December of 2015, with more dates to follow in 2016.
Here's the promotional video for the new project:
If you'd like to learn the tips and techniques that Wally has mastered over the years, he's glad to show them to you. Lessons can be done in person or online!
Wally has lots of photos from his various touring and recording adventures around the world. Visit the gallery to check them out!
If you'd like to keep up with what Wally's been doing lately, check out his always interesting and thought provoking blog!
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LET'S MAKE MUSIC!
Wally loves working with people from all over the world and through the internet, more things than ever are now possible.
If you'd like Wally to compose, arrange or just play keyboards for your musical project, whether it's a single song, a movie soundtrack or an entire symphony, drop him a line and discover how easy collaborating can be, no matter where you are!