Heath Walton
Lecturer, Jazz Studies
Jazz studies

Heath Walton started playing the saxophone in the 4th grade. His passion to excel in the arts of improvisation and jazz took him from his home on the West Coast all the way to the East Coast. He received a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from the University of Colorado in 2003 and a Master of the Arts in Jazz Studies from New York University in 2007. Living in New York City for seven years was an education all in itself. While there, Walton studied with the great saxophonists and musicians George Garzone, Chris Potter, Lenny Pickett, John Scofield, Jean-Michel Pilc, Brian Lynch, Tony Moreno, and Ralph Alessi to name a few. Walton came back to Colorado to pursue a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies graduating in 2016.

Thompson Jazz Studies Program