MICHAEL WALDER

Michael is a musician, bandleader and educator with over eighteen years experience on the acoustic and electric bass. During his study at the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Michael had the opportunity to study under leading jazz musicians such as Craig Scott and Steve Brien, and has since become an active member in the Sydney jazz community.

Michael has toured and recorded with numerous bands and artists in the Australian music scene. Some of these highlights include recording and performing with top-40 charting band Mind Over Matter, headlining the 2013 Limund-Oz music festival with renowned American gospel singer Joshua Nelson, performing at the 2015 Woodford Folk Festival with acclaimed Sydney French duo Baby et Lulu, and running his own jazz group The Graduates. Michael has also performed extensively with other musicians and artists at prominent music venues in Sydney, including The Basement, Oxford Art Factory, The Vanguard, El Rocco and the Piano Room, as well as countless corporate events and private functions.

As an educator, Michael is passionate about music education and currently teaches privately at a number of Sydney schools. He has also been active in taking school bands and running workshops and music camps to high school students across New South Wales.