Legendary Pianist James Walbert Passes
June 12, 2009 at 2:07 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends condolences to the family of legendary pianist JAMES D. WALBERT. WALBERT passed away on SUNDAY, JUNE 7th at the age of 91, following a long illness. As a teenager, WALBERT played with the famed VAUGHAN QUARTET of LAWRENCEBURG, TN. His grandfather founded the first radio station in TENNESSEE, WOAN.
He was also a well-known piano teacher. His students included GORDON STOKER of The JORDANAIRES and DERRELL STEWART of The FLORIDA BOYS. Read more about his life here.