Events

Join us virtually or in-person for Gospel According to Jazz, a musical healing experience linking the improvisational style and techniques of Jazz with a spirited interpretation of the Gospel, driving community connection and conversation. 

Upcoming Dates:

August 7, 2022 – Give Get Sistet (Add to Calendar) (RSVP on Facebook)

August 14, 2022 – Kevin Washington (Add to Calendar) (RSVP on Facebook)

August 21, 2022 – Jack Breen, Music of Coltrane (Add to Calendar) (RSVP on Facebook)

To attend in person join us at:

Liberty Community Church 
3700 North Bryant Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55412

Services begin at 11am

*An RSVP is not required, but there may be masking or other safety precautions in place. Please adhere to the guidance of LCC laypersons when in-person. 

To watch virtually:

Liberty Community Church will provide a live stream of the service here: https://www.facebook.com/libertychurchmpls

More about this series: 

This collaboration with Liberty Community Church and Walker|West explores how Jazz music has been closely intertwined with the concept of spiritual identity. The ties between Gospel music and the Jazz tradition run deep. 

Jazz is rooted in freedom, joy, and trust. It’s innately spiritual, fueling a creative spirit that loves community and collaboration. Like the Gospel and gospel music traditions, great jazz has a story to tell. Stories that require faith (improvisation), collaboration, and passion to deliver!

From Louis Armstrong performing Spirituals, to the sacred music of Mary Lou Williams and Duke Ellington –many Jazz artists have mixed sounds and performance styles within each genre and tradition. 

Join us for the 2022 series, as we celebrate and elaborate on this connection. We can’t wait to share the Gospel According to Jazz with you!


Past Events

The Burning Truth Project – Live-streaming June 3rd

Presented by Pangea World Theater and Walker West Music Academy

Featuring vocalists Andrina Brogden, Katia Cardenas and Sarah M. Greer with Theo Brown (keys), Miguel Hurtado (drums) and Nii Mensah (bass).

The Burning Truth Project is a 90-minute performance that weaves together songs and story with space to share and reflect some of the many thoughts, lessons and feelings we have been holding as a community since the summer of 2020. We invite you to join us as we once again share what we have discussed and discovered together, in the Burning Truth Project.

Created and performed by vocalists Andrina Brogden, Katia Cardenas and Sarah M. Greer.

Original artwork by Jordan M. Hamilton. Donations accepted and appreciated.


Walker|West Student Ensemble Joins PaviElle French & Friends

May 22, 2022 | 6:30pm | Fitzgerald Theatre

Join us for a very special evening featuring Emmy Award-winning, interdisciplinary artist PaviElle French, alongside outstanding local musicians, members of her illustrious 6-piece band, and a student ensemble from Saint Paul’s Walker West Music Academy. This concert at the historic Fitzgerald Theater will feature all original music by PaviElle, including the world premiere of a new work, commissioned by Schubert Club, celebrating themes of Black liberation, and youth empowerment. Weaving together a tapestry of Jazz, Soul, Hip-Hop, and Classical music styles, the work reflects PaviElle’s response to current happenings in our country.”

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Generous support has also been provided by Bill and Susan Sands and the I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation.


**Capacity is limited and COVID safety precautions will be observed.

String Ensemble at Sundin Music Hall

February 5 | 7PM

We invite you to join our Kamoinge String Ensemble as they play side-by-side with Artaria String Quartet this Saturday February 5. Tickets are available for this in-person (safely distanced) performance. Music by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, William Grant Still, and Anthony Green premiering his new work Joy Diptych.


Sundays At Landmark Student Concert

Join us Sunday for our student concert at the Landmark Center, in downtown Saint Paul. Our Kamoinge String Ensemble and Student Jazz Ensembles will perform.

Performances start at 1pm.

(This event has ended. Stayed tuned for more student concerts)

More about the event: The Walker|West student concert is part of the Sundays at Landmark Program series at Landmark Center. The series is sponsored by Ramsey County, Ecolab and Xcel Energy.


Give to the Max Day 2021

You’ve already helped us raise more than $8k for instrument repair. Thank you!

Make your gift to support music education access for students of all ages during the giving period beginning November 1st. This year we’re raising $1,500 to repair and purchase drums for our African Drumming programs. Help us reach this goal by making your annual or monthly gift on or before the “Great Minnesota Day of Giving,” November 18th.

(This event has ended. Make a gift anytime year-round visit: walkerwest.org/donate)


Sponsored by The Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts

Rondo Community Music Series (2021)

October – December

We are so excited for this year’s lineup for The Rondo Community Music Series! We have moved to virtual music performances so that we can continue social distancing protocols.

This event has ended – rewatch shows anytime here: crowdcast.io/walkerwest