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Blending his East Coast intensity with a Western laid-back feel, Lakota stamps each tune with his own unique style of phrasing and emphasis.
His sax strokes are rich, warm, just slightly edged to remind you of his New York roots, His flute playing is light and sweet, reminiscent of a beloved piper calling to his followers.


Walter Lakota
The New York Jazz Connection

1993
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A unique performer, saxophonist and flautist, Walter Lakota expresses his musical power with a soulful, sensuous sound you can identify.
His original songs portray his melodic vision.


Walter Lakota
Funk Paradise

2012
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BIOGRAPHY
Walter Lakota - Tenor Sax and Flute

Walter Lakota's early musical career leads back to being lead clarinet player in the high school band in Buffalo N.Y. Soon after , he toured with 327th United States Army Band for two years. Out of the military, Walter studied "saxophone" with John Sedola. Working with various lounge and show bands he performed all over the East Coast, Midwest, Italy, Hawaii and Mexico. Moving to Las Vegas in the mid 70's he majored in music at the University of Las Vegas and studied with educator Frank Gagliardi, classical "flute" with Ralph Gari, and advanced jazz studies with James P. Moody. Walter played with numerous "Kiks" bands at the Las Vegas Musicians Union and also performed with various Strip orchestrated shows. Walter Lakota has been a fixture in Orange County music scene for the past 25 years performing with some of the finest musicians on the West Coast. Working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood he has appeared playing the saxophone in over 50 movies and television programs including Dynasty, Crossings Miniseries, Falcon Crest, Dallas, Hotel, Airwolf, Primal Fear, Nixon, The Rocketeer, Amazing Stories, Who's the Boss, Blood Vows, Mobsters, Harlem Nights, Sinatra Miniseries, For the Boys, Spies, The Marring Man, Mambo Kings, Beaches, The Last Boy Scout, Mr. Belvedere, and was the primary "sax" player for five seasons on the Love Boat series.


VIDEO GALLERY - PERFORMANCES, TV & MOVIES


Walter Lakota & N.Y. Jazz Connection
 

Walter Lakota Latin Jazz

Walter Lakota & Carmelo
All Star Band

Walter Lakota in "Falcon Crest"
 

Walter Lakota in "Hotel"
 

Walter Lakota in "Blood Vows"
 

CONTACT

PLEASE CONTACT WALTER AT
wlakota@sbcglobal.net
TEL. 949.378.4332

WALTER IS AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING

- Corporate Events
- Private Parties
- Weddings

PERFORMANCES:
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