Walt Pitts is a musical chameleon. He may not change color to match his surroundings, but he has the impeccable ability to musically adapt to the environment of practically any live performance space. It’s this versatility that has kept Walt steadily booked at private clubs, resorts, weddings, and corporate events in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, area for many years.
Walt has a ready catalog of nearly 300 songs to choose from. Walt can play his instruments acoustically or amplified, as well as stationary on a stage or strolling table to table through the room. While he can comfortably play unaccompanied, he also has a solid collection of backing tracks he produced himself to create the sound of a full band.
A Phoenix native, Walt spent a year in California in the 1980s to attend the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. There he studied with icons such as Joe Pass, Joe Diorio, Robben Ford, and Ron Eschete. After returning to Phoenix, he attended Arizona State University where he studied and taught jazz guitar under Chuck Marohnic.
“I love living in the Southwest United States, with its blend of cultures and musical styles,” Walt says. “I’m sure that has colored my interest in playing a variety of musical styles. If you like an eclectic, jazzy, melodic mix of musical styles, then you’ll love what I have to offer. From Pat Metheny, Carlos Santana and Jimmy Buffet to The Beatles, Tommy Emmanuel and Chet Atkins … I perform a wide variety of music.”
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