Justin Walter was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI in the United States. He is a jazz musician, composer and life long student of the trumpet. He has also spent time exploring the strange and beautiful sounds of the Electronic Valve Instrument, a rare wind controlled analog synthesizer. After spending a few years with this instrument at home and on the road, he saw two releases for the Life Like label. First was the ‘WALTER’ double cassette (2012) and then the ‘Dark Matter’ 12”(2013). In 2013 he saw the release of ‘Lullabies & Nightmares’ on the kranky label. His forthcoming release ‘Unseen Forces’ will be out this April 17 via kranky.
In addition to developing and releasing his own material, Walter has worked with many bands and artists over the last decade including Colin Stetson, Nomo, Iron & Wine, Wild Belle, Sinkane, His Name is Alive, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Skeletons, Megan Byrne, AUNTS, and Scott Gwinnell.