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Walter Bland and his band “Climate Change’ speaks to the jazz listener’s taste buds through their melodious rhythms of traditional exploration of new instrumentation delivering a smooth, sexy, sultry sound. The ‘Spicy’ Fusion Project shares a blend of new and exciting jazz flavors.

"Climate Change" is centered on the creative talents of Walter "Spicy" Bland, pianist, composer-extraordinaire, educator, inspirational leader who has toured the globe and performed across the United States. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts to a family of artists. Educated at Emerson College, Berklee College of Music and the Springfield Conservatory of Music in Massachusetts. While studying at Berklee College, Bland was introduced to music from many cultures which is reflected in his musical compositions to date. While at Emerson, Bland had a unique opportunity to put his musical signature on Steve Hemingway’s television production for CBS Playhouse 90 and the soundtrack for Hemingway's show "Brother love," the first African American sitcom produced by African Americans. The first black news program, 'Black News' on Channel 7 also presented Blands compositons. Moving on to composing music for NPR specials, an HBO series entitled “OZ”, television commercials, dance companies and the New African Theatre. Walter was touched when he was awarded the "Action for Children's Television" award for his work on the PBS series "Infinity Factor”.

'Climate Change' is taking its place on the jazz scene with their new international release, "Sweet Gumbo". “I want to explore the synthesis of different music with jazz and different art forms.” says Bland. “I want to be engaged in the arts globally and to make a difference socially. I teach piano and composition and enjoy how today’s technology offers that possibility. I love the flower garden of cultures, I have collaborated with painters, writers, dancers, and poets. I love it all. I want my music to connect the right opportunities so that I can become what I want in my heart without compromising my soul. It is about finding the right synergy".

“The Jazz Network Worldwide is excited for Walter’s new project for it truly has a potpourri of flavors that capture a multi-genre layering that blends with a signature all its own” says Jaijai Jackson, creator of The Jazz Network Worldwide.

Goliath Promotions, a world-wide multi-media distributor of films, music and broadcast programming will be its distributor. The debut release will be featured on the 'new' international music and entertainment mobile/internet site, 'Simpozia' and distributed throughout the world.


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The Jazz Network Worldwide is that place where you can display your work and get connected respectably with the right people. This is the opportunity I have searched for all of my life. I want to explore the synthesis of different music with jazz and different art forms.

I am a composer, arranger, pianist/keyboardist, writer and conceptualizer. I want to promote my CD, go on tour with my band, work with other bands, be an opening act or a feature, play festivals, clubs worldwide, special events and fundraisers. I am a songwriter looking to collaborate. I love composing and orchestrating music for TV and radio spots, dance, theater and soundtracks. ~ Walter “Spicy” Bland


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Featured Artist this Week!

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 1:02pm 0 Comments

Hi everyone I am Walter Spicy Bland and I am being featured this week with Climate Change! Check us out!! We are seeking a great booking agent to help us land an international tour...please drop in and visit us so we can chat!

I am here to be heard!

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 2:06pm 0 Comments

I am Spicy Bland... its time to move ahead

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At 7:18am on September 18, 2011, Kerry Bogart said…
The Sweet Gumbo track with the element of Hip Hop vocals is very unique. With the hint of French and Ghana makes this a potential worldwide smash. Keep up the good groves and you should  do well.
At 7:44am on December 17, 2010, Nicolas Bearde said…

Hey Walter:

Welcome to the JNW.  Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself.  Hope you enjoy the music.




















Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

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