Walsh Set Trio is dedicated to exploring improvisation through contemporary classical music, jazz, and noise making.
Brian Walsh - clarinet and bass clarinet
Trevor Anderies - drums
Colin Burgess - bass
In addition to Brian Walsh’s compositions and a healthy dose of free improvisation, the group also draws inspiration from African and Bulgarian music.
Brian Walsh is a musician who is interested in sound and communication, regardless of the genre. Mr. Walsh specializes in performance on the clarinet and bass clarinet, and is fluent in many styles of music. He is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (MFA, BFA), and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
Mr. Walsh frequently performs with such diverse groups as Inauthentica, The New Century Players, The Industrial Jazz Group, PLOTZ!, The Doug McDonald Brass and Woodwind Coalition, and the Vinny Golia Large Ensemble.
Mr. Walsh also leads Walsh Set Trio, a jazz ensemble focusing on the performance of his own compositions. Performances have taken him to Japan, Canada, Italy, England, the Netherlands, Iceland, and all over the United States. He has premiered pieces by Luigi Nono, Girard Grisey, James Newton, Rosalie Hirs and many others. Past collaborators have included Peter Maxwell Davies, Gavin Bryars, Bobby Bradford, Nels Cline, Money Mark, Bright Eyes, James Newton, Larry Koonse, Muhal Richard Abrams, the Henry Mancini Orchestra, and the Riverside Philharmonic.
Mr. Walsh is also an active private teacher and clinician. He is an instructor at Baxter-Northup Music, the Oakwood School, and the Academy of Creative Education.
Members of Walsh set trio also appear on
ORENDA 0034 - Burnt Hibiscus | Jon Armstrong (Brian Walsh)
ORENDA 0023 - Resonance | Daniel Rosenboom (Brian Walsh)
ORENDA 0019 - Prisms, Cycles, Leaps | Derrick Spiva Jr. & Bridge To Everywhere (Brian Walsh)
ORENDA 0017 - Promise of A Tree | Trevor Anderies (Trevor Anderies)
ORENDA 0008 - Farewell | Jon Armstrong Jazz Orchestra (Brian Walsh, Trevor Anderies)
ORENDA 0005 - Unsayable Absence | The Daniel Rosenboom Septet (Brian Walsh)