B I O  & Q U O T E S

PIANO

BASS

DRUMS

Walter Kemp 3  

RiShon Odel    

David Teaspoon Hulett

     Blujazz artist Walter Kemp 3, pianist, composer, rhythmic vocalist, is the driving force behind the "Walter Kemp 3oh!." Walter’s father, a classical and gospel composer, sparked Walter's early interest in the piano. Hearing his father perform his compositions at Carnegie Hall, opened Kemp's eyes to a world of music.The internationally recognized artist expertly builds ensembles able to dominate in an array of venues.

    The 3oh!’s debut release, Dark Continent, brings Kemp’s innate abilities to the forefront. Having joined forces with long-time musical collaborators, RiShon Odel Northington, recording and touring bassist for GRAMMY-nominated Najee, and percussive phenom David “Teaspoon” Hulett, the trio embodies ”the spirit of the music.” -JBL George W. Harris (LA Jazz Weekly) states the release, "swings with excitement... Kemp is richly expansive ... Northington bends the strings with authority... whole team is romantic over Hulett's snazzy drum work... anything but the expected piano trio."  As featured artists on Toronto’s Jazz FM 91.1, and with a live performance heralded as “the best...incredibly beautiful music,” this is just the beginning for these promising young artists.

"Terrific piano trio plays contemporary jazz with very creative bassist."

Tom McCarter

90.1, KZSU Stanford

"A great trio... beautiful music played with fiery energy and intensity."

Mary Halvorson

Guitarist and Composer

"Tasty stuff that opens the ears nicely . . . anything but the expected piano trio. A winner throughout"

Midwest Records

"Kemp keeps it hip . . .the team dramatically swings with excitement."

George W. Harris

LA Jazz Weekly

"Glorious jazz composition . . .heavenly and unforgettable. Superb playing."

Tony Zambito

Artistic Director, Northwest Jazz Festival

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ENDORSER LIST

Bosphorus Cymbals

Master Vintage Series

David Teaspoon Hulett

DR Strings

DR "Black Beauties" strings

RiShon Odel

Queen City Drums

Choice Hardwood Custom Kit [20, 10, 5.5]

David Teaspoon Hulett

QSC Audio

RiShon Odel

Regal Tip Drumsticks

Regal Tip "Groovers"

David Teaspoon Hulett

Shure Legendary Performance

Shure Wireless Microphone

RiShon Odel

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NEWS & PRESS

print media

"Liquid Magazine" October 2018

Rishon Odel Cover Story 

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M U S I C  & V I D E O

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DarkRoom
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Baptism

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Ah-Freak-Ya (All For You)

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PB&J (Piano, Bass & Jam)

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T O U R  &  D A T E S

02.21.2020

5pm

Walter Kemp 3oh! @ UB

Private Event 

07.13.2019

4pm

Walter Kemp 3oh! David Teaspoon Drum Clinic

Guitar Center 

Niagara Falls Blvd

Amherst NY

07.05.2019

5:30pm

Walter Kemp 3oh! @ Albright Knox

M&T First Fridays

Albright Knox Art Gallery

Buffalo NY

01.29.2019

11am

Walter Kemp 3oh! at Villa Maria College

Walter  Kemp 3oh! will be in concert at Villa Maria College Buffalo NY

12.31.2018

TBA

Independent Health's First Night Buffalo

December 31, 2018 First Night event in Downtown Buffalo 

12.07.2018

7:30pm

Walter Kemp 3oh! Pop Up Gig

Je Ne Sais Quoi Buffalo NY 7:30pm

10.05.2018

5pm

Revolver Record store

Concert at Revolver Record store 5pm to 7pm 

Vinyl Release of "Dark Room"

9:30pm

Jazz Dj Hipster Party

Location TBA

07.26.2018

7pm

CMC Jazz Festival Piano Summit

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

341 Deleware Ave

Buffalo Ny

06.20.2018

7:30pm

Walter Kemp 3oh! Cubano!

Walter Kemp3oh! will be teaming up with world renowned Cuban percussionist Vladimir Espinosa 

Pausa Art House

Buffalo NY

06.01.2018

5:30pm

Walter Kemp 3oh! @ Albright Knox

M&T First Fridays

Albright Knox Art Gallery

Buffalo NY

01.20.2018

Pausa Art House 8pm

Walter Kemp 3oh! presents: 3oh! Cubano!

Walter Kemp 3oh teams up with, Cuban percussionist Vladimir Espinosa by way of Virginia, to present 3oh! Cubano!

12.16.2017

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center Buffalo, New York

Scott Tixier w/ Walter Kemp 3oh! Hallwalls

Scott Tixier, violinist on Sunnyside Records, teams up with Walter Kemp 3oh! for a December Great Lakes tour. 2 shows 7 pm and 9:1 5pm at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center 

341 Deleware Ave Buffalo,  14202 

V.I.P. Cocktail Hour @ 8:15 pm

 

12.15.2017

The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar Toronto Canada 9:30pm

Scott Tixier w/ Walter Kemp 3oh! Rex Blues and Jazz Bar

Scott Tixier, violinist on Sunnyside Records, teams up with Walter Kemp 3oh! for a December Great Lakes Tour. Performing at The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar.

Toronto Ontario, Canada

12.14.2017

Jazz Cafe Music Hall Detroit Michigan doors @ 7pm show @ 8pm

Scott Tixier w/ Walter Kemp 3oh! Jazz Cafe

Scott Tixier, violinist of Sunnyside Records, teams up with Walter Kemp 3oh! for a December Great Lakes Tour. 

12.13.2017

Bop Stop @ the Settlement Cleveland, Ohio show @ 8pm

Scott Tixier w/ Walter Kemp 3oh! Bop Stop

Scott Tixier, violinist on Sunnyside Records, teams up with Walter Kemp 3oh! for a December Great Lakes tour. 

10.02.2017

Broadway Market 7pm- 9pm

Walter Kemp 3oh! at Slow Roll

Slow Roll  at Broadway Market Buffalo NY 

08.27.2017

"3oh! Cubano" Sunday, Aug. 27 @ 6pm

Walter Kemp 3oh! w/ Master Percussionist Vladimir Espinosa

Catch the spirit of the CONGAS. The 3oh! will be joined by Master Percussionist Vladimir Espinosa for a special performance. In partnership with PAUSA Art House.

Vladimir Espinosa congas, Walter Kemp 3 piano, RiShon Odel bass, David Teaspoon Hulett drums

145 Broadway

Buffalo, NY

08.26.2017

Headliner- Rising Star Stage, 8pm to 10pm

Walter Kemp 3oh! at Northwest Jazz Festival

Don't miss this killer show. The 3oh! performs originals and creative new arrangements for an established niche of jazz listeners.

08.15.2017

Albright-Knox Freedom Wall Reception, 5pm to 7pm

Walter Kemp 3oh!

Albright-Knox Art Gallery presents the Public Art and Artists for the Freedom Wall, Join Walter Kemp 3oh! and DJ Reason for artistic sounds.

07.27.2017

Headliner- Centennial Festival- Hallwalls CAC, 8:15pm

Walter Kemp 3oh! at M&T Presents CMC Jazz Fest

Join the WK3oh! at Hallwalls for the CMC Jazz Fest Centennial Edition. Numerous venues city-wide

 

07.08.2017