Welcome to Walter Kittle Music
Kittle’s love for live performing began in 11th grade, when his band teacher asked him to join his pro jazz band. He was amazed to be chosen as all the members of this group were music teachers. He also played in rock bands during his teens. While in high school one of his Rock bands opened for the super group Chicago and The Lettermen.
In Grad school he performed in a 9-piece horn band called Brass Tacks. They were honored to be voted “Midwest’s Number One Horn Band.” Though his family and medical career dominated his life for many years, Kittle found time to play in the worship band in church most Sundays, performed assorted jazz shows at restaurants and festivals in the Lansing area. He played in the pit band for Broadway musicals at the famed Wharton Center, and he performed on live TV in Nashville for the Christian music awards. He also was honored to be a guest soloist at the world-famous Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, where he performed with guitarist Steve Somers and the Washtenaw Community College Jazz Ensemble.
When he released Full Circle, he headlined a release party at the Cadillac Club with keyboard/sax duo Horn and Holland and played with them on other occasions at local jazz festivals. Since moving to Florida, Kittle has becomea regular at the Clearwater Yacht Club, performing (solo with backing tracks) for their jazz and Mother’s Day brunches, as well as other special events solo and also with two piece ensembles.