Chris Walters Live at the Workshop
On Friday, July 12 at 8pm, the Nashville Jazz Workshop welcomes pianist Chris Walters and his quintet for a return appearance in the Jazz Cave. The quintet includes Zeb Briskovich (bass), Jordon Perlson (drums), Alicia Enstrom (violin), and Emily Nelson (cello).
New Orleans born pianist/singer/composer Chris Walters currently lives in Nashville. 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 has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and recorded the soundtrack for a documentary film scored by Bela Fleck.
At the age of 18, Walters was a finalist in the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestras Gershwin competition. He 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's second release, "Cool Blue Swing," offers 11 tracks of original music. His third album, "Yay! Everybody, Yay!" includes new songs he has written over the past few years as well as works by Alberto Ginastera and Cole Porter, featuring orchestral arrangements around his small band performances.
In October 2018 Chris released an album of original songs titled "Boneyard Thieves". His most recent project was just released June 14th, titled "Whisper & Howl," and is an album of mostly original instrumental music, also including a string arrangement of Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer's "Skylark."
The band will perform two sets beginning at 8pm. The evening will feature music from the latest two albums as well as music from 2002's "Cool Blue Swing" & 2012's "Yay! Everybody, Yay!"
The performance begins at 8:00 pm in the Jazz Cave at the Workshop. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 1 at 10am, and are $25 ($15 for high school and college students). Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets are available online from brownpapertickets.com and are also available by phone at 800-838-3006 24/7 or 615-242-5299 during business hours.
Policies: The Jazz Cave is a BYOB establishment, with no alcohol or food service. You are free to bring alcoholic beverages and snacks. We sell soft drinks and bottled water. The Jazz Cave is a listening room, and we ask patrons to keep conversation to a minimum and silence cell phones. Audio and video recording is prohibited. Ticket sales are final.
The Nashville Jazz Workshop is a nonprofit organization offering classes for all ages, instruments, and levels, public performances, and special events for the community. The Jazz Workshop is located in the Neuhoff Complex at the end of Monroe Street in East Germantown. For further information, contact the Nashville Jazz Workshop at 615-242-JAZZ (5299). www.nashvillejazz.org
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