Allan J. Walsh has taught at Laurentian University and Cambrian College over the past 30 years. His expertise is in woodwinds and jazz performance as well as popular music, jazz history, theory, woodwind pedagogy and ensembles. Although his specialty is saxophone he is also an accomplished clarinetist and flutist. While on a study fellowship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston Allan held the 2nd tenor saxophone chair with the Hal McIntyre Orchestra.
Allan is the Artistic Director of Jazz Sudbury Festival an award winning music festival celebrating jazz in Sudbury for over ten years. Allan’s jazz quartet and trio have recorded for C.B.C. Radio and have been featured on regional and national broadcasts. He has appeared as a guest soloist with the Sudbury Symphony and has played for productions at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, Yes Theatre, Theatre Cambrian productions and The MCTV Christmas Telethon.
Some of the music venues that Allan has performed at include, Carnegie Hall, The Boston Orpheum, the Montreux International Jazz Festival, The National Arts Centre, The Confederation Centre of the Arts and Festival International de Bourge.
Allan performs regularly with The Borealis Jazz Quartet, The Nickel City Dixie Stompers, The Tony Simpkin Trio and The Sudbury Jazz Orchestra.
Allan also owns ‘Walsh’s Musical Instrument Service’ providing band repair service to many of the school boards in northern Ontario.