Drummer Jarrett Walser began his musical journey at the age of three but his love for jazz began at the age of 11 when he started studying at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program in 2001. During his 7 years at NJPAC, he had the fortunate opportunity to study with jazz greats such as Ralph Peterson, Cecil Brooks III and Dion Parson. After his studies at NJPAC, he continued to pursue his passion for music at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he received his B.A. (2012) and M.M.(2017) in Jazz Performance. While there he was able to study with world class musicians Victor Lewis, Ralph Bowen and Conrad Herwig to name a few.
Over the years, Jarrett Walser has performed with various groups, which include trumpeter Valery Panomarev’s: Our Father Who Art Blakey Big Band, Eddie Allen’s groups PUSH, Eddie Allen Quintet and 3hree for Loius: Tribute to Louis Armstrong, as well as Jazz Saxophonist Chico Freeman. Jarrett continues to perform for a variety of public and private events and is working towards starting his own groups to perform his own music.
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