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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.


Yay! Everybody, Yay!

Cool Blue Swing


Tour Dates

  • 02/26/17 Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet
    BLU Jazz+
    47 E. Market Street
    Akron, OH
    Time: 7:00pm // Admission: $25 // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Two shows – 7 & 9 PM

  • 02/27/17 Buy Tickets Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet
    The Bop Stop @ The Music Settlement
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH
    Time: 8:00pm // Admission: $25 // Age restrictions: All Ages // Venue phone: (216) 771-6551
  • 03/31/17 Chris Walters
    Steinway Piano Gallery
    4285 Sidco Drive
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Time: 8:00pm // Admission: $ Free Admission // Age restrictions: All Ages // Venue phone: (615) 373-5901
    An intimate evening with Chris Walters at the piano, playing and singing his original songs and showing videos of the animations he’s created.

  • 04/12/17 Buy Tickets Chris Walters
    The Station Inn
    402 12th Ave S
    Nashville, TN
    Time: 9:00pm // Admission: $12 // Age restrictions: No Minors // Box office: (615) 255-3307
    Chris performs to sets of his original music with his 5 piece group: Alicia Enstrom, violin; Emily Nelson, cello; Zeb Briskovich, bass; Chris brown, drums

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    Tour: with Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet

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