walt sopicki

Saturday, August 24, 2024 - 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
DiCamillo Courtyard

Walt Sopicki started playing guitar at the age of nine and studied with jazz guitarist Frank Gerard in the Buffalo, NY area.  He started playing professionally at the age of 19.  After listening to a Pat Martino recording of Coltrane's "Impressions", Walt began studying jazz.

Walt performs regularly in the Western New York area with various groups including David Kane's Them Jazzbeards, and the Walt Sopicki Trio. He has recorded with Joey DeFrancesco, Bobby Jones, Doug Riley, Vito Rezza, and Jack Prybylski.

The Walt Sopicki Trio opened for Steely Dan at the RBL Theatre in Rochester, NY on October 8th, 2016 and performed with Jefferey Arthur at the TD Niagara on the Lake Jazz Festival in July 2018. ​Walt also has a full schedule of students in the Western New York area.