MICHAEL WALDER

Michael is a musician, bandleader and educator with over twenty 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 Craig Scott and Steve Brien, and has since become an active member in the Sydney jazz community.

MEET MICHAEL

Michael is a musician, bandleader and educator with over twenty 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 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 performing with Australian icon Tom Burlinson at the 2019 Susu Mamas Charity Fundraising Ball in Papua New Guinea, 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 band 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, Venue 505 and the Camelot Lounge, 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.

MEET THE BAND

Nic Jeffries
Vocals and Saxophone

With a warm, smooth and rich tone in his voice that has been described as like “chocolate”, Nic Jeffries has established himself as a talented and respected Australian artist.

READ BIO
Marcello Maio
Piano & Keyboards

Marcello Maio is a musician, composer and musical director. Accomplished in piano, piano-accordion & keyboards, his trademark musicianship and versatility...

READ BIO
Michael Walder
Double & Electric Bass

Michael is a musician, bandleader and educator with over twenty years experience on the acoustic and electric bass. During his study at the prestigious...

READ BIO
Steve Lamante
Drums & Percussion

Steve is one of the most in-demand session drummers in Sydney, having recorded and performed with renowned music artists such as Katy Perry, Ronan Keating...

READ BIO