Warren Walker

A saxophonist, composer, educator and producer based Paris, France.

Warren Walker was raised in the rural Northern California gold rush town of Grass Valley. He became enamored with music at a young age, and by his early teens he was performing on jazz and blues gigs with his guitarist father, Thomas Walker.

Walker earned a BM from the University of Nevada, Reno’s rigorous jazz program, where he studied with stellar musicians like Peter Epstein, David Ake, Hans Halt, Andy Heglund, and Larry Engstrom. After graduation, Walker lit out for Europe to pursue his career as a musician.One of only three musicians worldwide selected to perform at the Faenza International Saxophone Festival, he parlayed the prestigious gig into a three-week tour of central Italy. In February 2007, he settled in Paris, France and quickly forged ties with some of that city’s most adventurous players, including French/Ecuadorian bassist Gaël Petrina. In Paris, Walker formed the Warren Walker Trio(renamed The Kandinsky Effect), and began performing and touring internationally with it and other projects, forging his reputation as a rising star in the European Jazz Scene. In 2012, he moved back to the US, living in Brooklyn where he began collaborating with the NYC scene. Walker maintains an international presence through various groupings with extensive international tour schedules; including The Kandinsky Effect, oddAtlas, Collektor, TwinLux, and The Daniel Hunter Quartet.

Warren Walker proudly endorses Selmer Saxophones, Lebayle Mouthpieces, D’Addario Reeds and accessories, JLV Ligatures, Earthquaker Devices, Strymon, Red Panda Effects, Dwarfcraft Devices, Alexander Pedals, Keeley Electronics, Dave Smith Instruments, and Make Noise.