My husband and I reconnected with Walter in 2007 when my daughter played at the Alice Coltrane Memorial. He was sitting outside waiting to go in when we approached him because he looked so familiar. After some back and forth, we realized we knew each other from Howard University ❤️️. From that day on, we stayed in touch and he became a faithful fan of my daughter, Brandee, showing up at her shows (even a midnight show on the Lower East Side), the Kennedy Center, among many others, and buying her albums. We talked regularly every 2-3 months once he moved to Maryland. We just spoke about 3 weeks ago! At that time, he told me he had just received Brandee’s latest album, saying that he bought the vinyl because he was “old school 😊”. He was certainly a lover of music and DEFINITELY knew and loved his jazz. I know he loved his family and was especially proud of his children and grandchildren. My family will miss Walter tremendously. Our sincerest condolences and please know that we will continue to keep your family in prayer. Rest in God’s eternal peace, Walter. The following photos were taken at a concert at the Apollo Cafe.