Folk, Jazz and Loudoun: Quentin Walston’s Quintessential Mix

Improvisational musicians often are like chemists—experimenting with notes, chords and arrangements instead of chemical compounds. Similar to chemistry, mixing two musical approaches can result in an entirely new style as unique and interesting as the elements used to create it.

Pianist, composer, performer, music teacher and Loudoun resident Quentin Walston has created a distinctive sound through his mixology of folk and jazz music with his Loudoun upbringing. His style is on full display on his new album, which is being released June 8 in unison with a performance at Franklin Park Arts Center.

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