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About Chris Walters

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New Orleans born pianist/singer/composer Chris Walters is an independent artist who has resided in Nashville since 1989.  He tours as Music Director/pianist for Sony Music Masterworks Recording Artist JD Souther, opening each show with a set of his own original music.  He also tours as keyboardist with Little Flock Artist Peter Mayer, and with the Jeff Coffin Mu’tet.  He’s performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and recorded the soundtrack for a documentary film scored by Bela Fleck.  At the age of 18, he was a finalist in the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra’s Gershwin competition.  Chris attended the Jazz Studies Program at Webster University in St. Louis and was listed by them as a notable alumnus in Downbeat magazine.  His debut album, “Strange Fruit”, was featured on National Public Radio’s “Jazz South” program.  Chris’ second release, “Cool Blue Swing”, offers 11 tracks of original music. His third album, “Yay! Everybody, Yay!”, available as a downloadable purchase, includes new songs he’s written over the past few years as well as works by Alberto Ginastera and Cole Porter, featuring orchestral arrangements around his small band performances.  He is currently recording a new record, slated for release in 2016.


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Tour Dates

  • 01/26/17 Chris Walters
    Skull’s Rainbow Room
    222 Printers Alley
    Nashville, TN
    Time: 11:00pm // Age restrictions: No Minors
    Chris leads the band for Skull’s acclaimed New Orleans Burlesque show every Thursday night 11pm-1am

  • 01/29/17 Chris Walters
    The City Winery
    609 Lafayette St
    Nashville, TN
    Time: 7:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris will performing original music with his 5-piece group: Zeb Briskovich, bass Chris Brown, drums Alicia Enstrom, violin Emily Nelson, cello

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