He’s been described as a cross between Bobby McFerrin and Kurt Elling (who listed J.D. as one of his favorite vocalists in a cover story on Kurt in JazzTimes), but that’s not really fair because J.D. is 100% himself. He’s got the whole package: a soulful, memorable voice, great intonation and rhythm, interesting original tunes and arrangements of standards, and the stuff he does with looping has to be heard to be believed – mind-blowing scatting over his own vocal bass lines and rich, multi-layered
harmonies. Long popular in Europe, J.D. now finally has the support he needs to break out in the U.S., thanks to his new long-term deal with Arkadia Records, which has pledged tour support as well as advertising. Now’s the time to discover one of the most unique artists in Jazz.


JD WALTER Official Website