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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.  His new record, “Boneyard Thieves”,  has just been released..


Yay! Everybody, Yay!

Cool Blue Swing


Tour Dates

  • 09/30/18 ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
    Christ Church Cathedral
    900 Broadway
    Nashville, TN
    Time: 4:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris debuts his composition “Mikromechanische Momenté” with members of the ALIAS Chamber Ensemble in their concert series “Novel Noise”.

  • 10/23/18 Chris Walters
    Rudy’s Jazz Room
    809 Gleaves Street
    Nashville, TN
    Time: 6:00pm // Admission: $15 // Age restrictions: All Ages
    The Official Release Party for Chris Walters’ CD “Boneyard Thieves”.

  • 11/01/18 The Peter Mayer Group
    Key West, FL
    Time: 8:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris performs with guitarist/singer/songwriter Peter Mayer & his group.

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    Tour: The Peter Mayer Group

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