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Keith Walton

Ensemble Director: Brass; Performance Instructor: Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba (Classical and Jazz)

Multi-instrumentalist Keith Hartshorn-Walton relocated to Ottawa in 2015 and has established himself in the City’s Jazz scene specialising in tuba, euphonium, trombone, bass, and piano.

Dr. Hartshorn-Walton teaches tuba, euphonium, and trombone at Carleton University, in addition to directing the Carleton Brass Ensemble.

Originally from Winnipeg, Keith toured extensively with the Foothills Brass Quintet.  He has performed with Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Quinsin Nachoff, as well as orchestras in Edmonton, Calgary, Oshawa and Kingston. In the spring of 2018 he was part of Rob Frayne’s Dreamband 3 with musicians from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.  In 2019, he was invited to participate in a gala tribute concert to Jazz tuba legend Howard Johnson. In 2021, he was featured at the 2021 ITEA Virtual Tuba-Euphonium Conference with his trio, Tubari, as part of the “After Hours” series. In Ottawa he can be found in bands as diverse as The Bank Street Bonbons, Safe Low Limit (an all-bass clef jazz group), Linsey Wellman’s Wedding and Funeral Trio, and particularly Mélanie E., a quartet featuring his wife Mélanie Hartshorn-Walton on French Jazz vocals.

In addition, Keith is music director and organist at Wall Street United Church in Brockville. He received his Doctorate of Music from McGill University in 2010, and has studied with Dennis Miller and Mark Tetreault, and McGill and the University of Toronto, respectively.