Grammy-nominated Composer / Arranger / Keyboard Player

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, dedication to his craft, and his unique talent.

Featured Music

ENDLESS TORTURE

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. In this video, 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.

Testimonials

I’ve been working with Wally for many years and he is one of the most amazing musicians I’ve ever heard. His musicality, passion, and incredible musical diversity is something to behold! Ron Wikso

Musician, Foreigner, Cher, David Lee Roth, CCR, Richie Sambora, Gregg Rolie Band....

Wally is incredible. He’s always playing or writing amazing, inspiring, and challenging music that motivates me to be better, and to improve my own musicianship! Kurt Griffey

Musician, CCR, Gregg Rolie Band, Randy Meisner, Eddie Money

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