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.
Wally can compose, arrange and produce all kinds of music projects. Whether you're putting together a CD, jingle, movie score or just a small demo, he can take care of whatever you might need.READ MORE
Wally is the consummate professional, always striving to give his best performance, no matter the situation. I've toured and recorded with some of the most accomplished, well known artists in the history of music and Wally is among the very best musicians I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
Music has been my life ever since I can remember. My joy is creating beautiful compositions and arrangements in a wide variety of genres, which provides an emotional and challenging experience, while bringing great joy and satisfaction to the listener.
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.
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.
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 October and November of 2015, with more dates to follow in 2016. Here’s the promotional video for the new project: