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A music Journey with Jazz Artist Earnest Walker Jr

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Earnest Walker Jr spent the first 15 years of his life traveling the country with his family. The experience taught him an appreciation of different cultures and musical styles. At the age of nine, Earnest started playing the guitar, but a year later he picked up the saxophone and it has been his passion ever since. When he was only 14 years old, the established musicians in Pensacola, Florida felt his playing was so essential they would sneak Earnest into night clubs to showcase his talents.

Earnest studied music education at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, and later attended Florida State University, quickly establishing himself as one of the most sought-after saxophonists on both campuses and all around the state of Florida. After college, Earnest joined the Air Force, where he performed with different groups in each town he was stationed. After the military, Earnest toured and performed in most of the central to eastern portions of the country, including Miami, Daytona Beach, Charleston SC, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando and Denver. In the late '90s, he moved to Philadelphia and became a member of the prestigious smooth jazz band "Blind Date".  Returning to Miami in 2003, Earnest Walker Jr is well known in the city of South Beach as a show stopper that is sure to leave the audience breathless.  best known in the jazz world as a powerhouse performer whose stage presence and creative style guarantee that every crowd is in an uproar. A seasoned session player for more than 20 years.He has opened for, or joined on stage, such notable performers as Boney James, Jeff Lorber, Nick Colionne, Everette Harp, Julian Vaughn, Oli  Silk, Najee, Jill Scott, Mike Philips, MusiqSoulchild, Lenny Williams, Shirley Murdock, Freddie Jackson, Johnathan Butler, Kelly Price, Christopher Williams and more. 

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