Walter Maclean was born in Germany to a Ghanaian Father & a German Mother. He grew up in Germany & Ghana & started to play Percussion while his family resided in Ghana in the 70’s.He has been a professional Musician since the age of 17. Throughout the years he has studied with renown Master’s of Rhythm such as Adja Addy, Nippy Noya & Rick Gratton.
Walter has been living in Toronto since 1996 & is known to be a versatile Musician.He has played traditional Music for “Ballet Creole, Coba, Lua Shayenne Dance Company, Newton Moreas, Alpha Rhythm Roots, Amadou Kienou, etc.” and as well more contemporary styles including Jazz, Blues, Calypso, and R&B on the Drum-kit with “Kobot-town, Donne Roberts, African Guitar Summit, Kingsley Etienne Trio, Thriller Canada Tribute Band, Madagascar slim, and more. Since 2014, Walter has also worked & collaborated with the “Wind in the Leaves Collectives” on numerous projects, including performances, recordings, etc.
Twilight Jazz and Blooz Series: Dames at the Distillery featuring the Cheri Maracle Quintet
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