Jack Arthur Walrath (born May 5, 1946) is an American post-bop jazz trumpeter and musical arranger known for his work with Ray Charles, Gary Peacock, Charles Mingus, and Glenn Ferris, among others.
Walrath was born in Stuart, Florida. He began playing the trumpet at the age of nine in 1955 while living in the small town of Edgar, Montana. He attributes his wide range of musical appreciation to a "lack of negative peer pressure which so often happens in cities".
In 1964 he graduated from Joliet High School and attended the Berklee College of Music. He pursued a composition diploma program instead of a full degree program so that he could concentrate on music classes. At Berklee, he backed a number of R&B singers in the Boston and Cambridge areas and gigged with his fellow students. He worked in the band Change with bassist Gary Peacock. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1968 with a composition diplo…Read more on Wikipedia