About Chris Walters


Chris WaltersNew Orleans born pianist/singer/composer Chris Walters is an independent artist who has resided in Nashville since 1989.  He served as Barbara Mandrell’s Music Director from 1989-1997 and then toured as keyboardist with the country supergroup Alabama till 2004.  When not touring with his own band, Chris can often be seen performing with other groups, including JD Souther, Peter Mayer, and 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 a recent Downbeat magazine article.  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 now for CD purchase and 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.

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Yay! Everybody, Yay!

Cool Blue Swing

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Tour Dates


  • 06/08/15 JD Souther
    Billboard Live Osaka
    Osaka, Japan
    Time: 8:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
  • 06/10/15 - 06/11/15: JD Souther
    Billboard Live Tokyo
    Tokyo, Japan
    Time: 8:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
  • 06/17/15 JD Souther
    Sundown Music Series
    Hadden Heights, PA
    Time: 8:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris performs an opening set of his own music before joining JD Souther for his set.

  • 06/18/15 JD Souther
    Narrows
    Fall River, MA
    Time: 8:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris performs an opening set of his own music before joining JD Souther for his set.

  • 06/20/15 JD Souther
    Ridgefield Playhouse
    Ridgefield, CT
    Time: 8:00pm // Age restrictions: All Ages
    Chris performs an opening set of his own music before joining JD Souther for his set.

  • 06/25/15 Chris Walters
    The Jazz Cave
    1319 Adams Street
    Nashville, TN
    Time: 11:00am // Age restrictions: All Ages // Venue phone: 615.242.5299
    Chris will be teaching a songwriting class at the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s Summer Camp.

  • 07/07/15 JD Souther
    City Winery
    Napa Valley, CA
    Time: 8:00pm
    Chris performs an opening set of his own music before joining JD Souther for his set.

  • 07/09/15 JD Souther
    Sweetwater Music Hall
    Mill Valley, CA
    Time: 8:00pm
    Chris performs an opening set of his own music before joining JD Souther for his set.

  • 07/10/15 JD Souther
    Music Instrument Museum
    Phoenix, AZ
    Time: 8:00pm
    Chris performs an opening set of his own music before joining JD Souther for his set.

  • 07/12/15 JD Souther
    The Largo
    Los Angeles, CA
    Time: 8:00pm
    Chris performs an opening set of his own music before joining JD Souther for his set.

  • 07/31/15 The Peter Mayer Group
    The Duck Room
    St. Louis, MO
    Time: 8:00pm
  • 09/11/15 JD Souther
    ACM@UCO Lab
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Time: 8:00pm
    Chris performs an opening set of his own music before joining JD Souther for his set.

  • 09/12/15 JD Souther
    Music City Texas Theatre
    Linden, TX
    Time: 8:00pm
    Chris performs an opening set of his own music before joining JD Souther for his set.

  • 09/13/15 JD Souther
    TBA
    Dallas, TX
    Time: 8:00pm
    Chris performs an opening set of his own music before joining JD Souther for his set.

  • Date Artist City Venue Country
    Tour: JD Souther
    Tour: JD Souther
    Tour: The Peter Mayer Group
    Tour: JD Souther

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