Walt Wagner has performed with Jay Leno, Bob Hope, George Burns, Lily Tomlin, Roberta Flack, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Newhart, and as pianist- conductor with Peggy Lee. He toured internationally with Peggy Fleming in “A Concert On Ice”, and has performed extensively at Sun Valley, Idaho. He was featured for two years at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at University of Idaho. Concluding a 20-year engagement at Seattle’s famed Canlis, Walt played a concert finale which was live-streamed internationally. Recently, The Walt Wagner Trio performed to packed houses at renowned Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley.
Wagner’s guest appearances include The Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, and an Andy Williams & Peggy Fleming special at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Commissions include: Fanfare, for the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor, Adam Stern); Rhythms – for Piano, Winds & Percussion, for the Washington Wind Symphony (pianist, Walt Wagner; conductor, Gene Aitken) and a recording with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and The Miracle – Concerto for Piano & Orchestra, for a recording with Seattle Symphony Orchestra (pianist, Walt Wagner; conductor, Gerard Schwarz).