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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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Yay! Everybody, Yay!

Cool Blue Swing

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  • 04/27/18 - 05/29/18: Buy Tickets Alison Brown
    MerleFest
    1328 S. Collegiate Drive
    Wilkesboro, North Carolina
    Time: 7:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages // Venue phone: 800-343-7857
    Chris is performing with The Alison Brown Quartet – 4 shows over 3 days!

  • 06/01/18 - 06/02/18: The Peter Mayer Group
    Smokey Shadows Lodge
    Maggie Valley, NC
    Time: 7:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris performs with guitarist/singer/songwriter Peter Mayer & his group.

  • 06/13/18 Buy Tickets The Peter Mayer Group
    The City Winery Atlanta
    650 North Ave., Ponce City Market
    Atlanta, GA
    Time: 7:00pm // Admission: $15-$20 // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris performs with guitarist/singer/songwriter Peter Mayer & his group.

  • 07/20/18 The Peter Mayer Group
    The Duck Room
    St. Louis, MO
    Time: 8:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris performs with guitarist/singer/songwriter Peter Mayer & his group.

  • 08/14/18 The Peter Mayer Group
    The City Winery
    609 Lafayette St
    Nashville, TN
    Time: 8:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris performs with guitarist/singer/songwriter Peter Mayer & his group.

  • 09/01/18 Buy Tickets The Peter Mayer Group
    The Surf Ballroom
    460 North Shore Drive
    Clear Lake, Iowa
    Time: 8:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris performs with guitarist/singer/songwriter Peter Mayer & his group for the Island Fever Showcase Event

  • 11/01/18 The Peter Mayer Group
    MOTM
    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: Alison Brown
    Tour: The Peter Mayer Group

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