New Orleans born pianist/songwriter Chris Walters writes and sings original songs that exude nostalgia, wit, and romance. 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. He has just released his third album, “Yay! Everybody, Yay!, encompassing 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.