Live Music: Josh Walker

Award -winning guitarist and composer Joshua Walker began his musical journey at age 12. His career has afforded him the opportunity to perform with artists such as McCoy Tyner, Oliver Lake, Jon Irabagon, Steve Wilson, Sheryl Bailey, Joe Byrd, Gary Thomas, Ritchie Cole,  Warren Wolf, and pop star Jason Mraz. He has been a member of groups that have opened concerts for artists such as Randy Brecker, Donny McCaslin, Pat LaBarbara, and Charlie Byrd and the Washington Guitar Quintet.  In 2011 he won Downbeat Magazine’s annual award for ‘Best Blues, Pop, or Rock Solo By An Instrumentalist at the College Graduate Level’, which is open to a world wide pool of candidates.

       Joshua has also performed at festivals, venues, and events such as The Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Toronto International Jazz Festival, The International Jazz Educator’s Conference, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The 150th Anniversary of the Opening of the Port of Yokohama, Japan, and many other music venues, both locally and abroad. Since 2010, Joshua has held the guitar chair in the award winning Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra  in Washington DC.

        Joshua earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, began his graduate work at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, and finished it at Howard University. During his time at Peabody, Joshua received multiple scholarships, including the Charlie Byrd Memorial Endowment in Guitar, and received additional grants and scholarships during his time at Howard.

         Joshua continues to perform prolifically in settings ranging from large ensembles, to trios, duos, and solo guitar. His first album of all original music, ‘Inertia’, is available directly from Joshua, from Guitar Nine Records, iTunes, and CDBaby.

         Joshua  currently serves as the Professor of Jazz Guitar at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia,  is a member of the Guitar faculty at the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C. and teaches a guitar class at George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia

Signature Events

Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards

The Loudoun Chamber is excited to celebrate it’s Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards on March 3, 2022. We will honor top business and community leaders and celebrate the success of the Chamber’s 2021 Board of Directors Chair, Stacey Metcalfe, Morven Park, and welcome in our 2022 Board.  View 2022 Finalists

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Chamber Classic

The 40th Annual Chamber Classic has been Loudoun County’s premier business golf tournament for nearly four decades. Held at The Club at Creighton Farms, the Chamber Classic offers our sponsors tremendous marketing exposure, and an incomparable day of golf on this Jack Nicklaus designed course. If your company’s target market includes senior level executives and business owners who have a passion for the game of golf, we invite you to consider an Annual Chamber Classic sponsorship.

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Small Business Awards

For 28 years, the Loudoun Small Business Awards have been the most prestigious honors celebrating the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. We hope you will join us to congratulate finalists and winners in 9 categories, including the top prize, at the 2022 Small Business of the Year. Winners are announced in front of a live audience of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders. This event will take place in the Fall, date TBD.     View Photos / View 2021 Finalists & Winners

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Valor Awards

The Loudoun Chamber will honor our community’s real life heroes on April 1, 2022, including several truly heroic citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions, at the 37th Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards. Loudoun’s top business and community leaders will join us for this proud Chamber tradition, and demonstrate their respect and appreciation for these dedicated public servants and their selfless acts of heroism and service.

 

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