Born in Ireland, Ray Walker emigrated to Perth with his parents when he was a teenager. Around that time, he switched from the violin to guitar and developed an interest in jazz. A professional guitarist for over 35 years, Ray has performed and recorded in many different styles, including classical. He has appeared in duo format with the late Emily Remler (the track “For Emily” on his CD “Affinity” is dedicated to her) and the British virtuoso Martin Taylor, amongst others. As well as a busy performing schedule, Ray was a fulltime faculty member at WAAPA , lecturing in Jazz Guitar and Improvisation up until last year.