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About Chris Walters


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

  • 07/29/16 The Peter Mayer Group
    The Duck Room
    St. Louis, MO
    Time: 8:00pm // Admission: $23 // Age restrictions: All Ages
  • 07/30/16 The Peter Mayer Group
    The Mill
    120 East Burlington St.
    Iowa City, IA
    Time: 8:00pm // Admission: $20 // Age restrictions: All Ages
  • 08/05/16 Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet
    Telluride Jazz Festival
    Telluride, CO
    Time: 8:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
  • 08/07/16 JC & Mu’tet Clinic
    Denver, CO
    Time: 2:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
  • 08/18/16 Suzy Boggus
    3rd & Lindsley
    818 3rd Ave. S
    Nashville, TN
    Time: 8:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages // Venue phone: 615-259-9891
    Chris performs with acclaimed vocalist, Suzy Boggus

  • 09/14/16 Chris Walters
    The Station Inn
    402 12th Ave S
    Nashville, TN
    Time: 9:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris performs with his quintet, featuring Alicia Enstrom, violin, Emily Nelson, cello, Zeb Briskovich, bass, and Chris Brown, drums.

  • 11/03/16 The Peter Mayer Group
    Casa Marina Main Stage
    Key West, FL
    Time: 4:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris performs with Peter Mayer in the annual Parrotheads Meeting of the Minds Festival

  • Date Artist City Venue Country
    Tour: The Peter Mayer Group
    Tour: with Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet
    Tour: The Peter Mayer Group

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