Chris Walden wrote arrangements for these new albums: Josh Groban - "Stages", Neil Young - "Storytone", Diana Krall - "Wallflower", Amy Dickson - "A Summer Place", Till Brönner - "The Movie Album", Christopher Cross - "Secret Ladder"



Current projects:
Chris is writing arrangements for the upcoming albums of Andrea Bocelli and Brenna Whitaker.

Mentoring Sessions: A few times a year Chris Walden hosts up to 5 participants in his writing room at Ocean Way Studios to talk about arranging for various instrumentations incl. big band and symphony orchestra, using first-hand examples of current projects. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and show their own material for feedback. The next mentoring session will be announced soon. To register please send an e-mail to

Recent projects: Chris wrote arrangements recently for the following projects:

  1. Upcoming Stevie Wonder album, produced by David Foster

  2. Helene Fischer - upcoming album

  3. 86th Academy Awards Show (Oscars)

  4. Smokey Robinson's duets album feat. Elton John

  5. Richard Marx album "Beautiful Goodbye"

  6. Boston Pops Orchestra concerts, feat. TRAIN, Melissa Etheridge

  7. Michael McDonald symphony shows

  8. Rihanna's performance of "Diamonds" at the AMAs.

  9. Barbra Streisand tour



Chris Walden is a YAMAHA artist.

GRAMMY nomination #6: Chris Walden received a GRAMMY nomination for his arrangement of "Moon River" performed by Amy Dickson.

New album:

The new Chris Walden Big Band album "FULL-ON!" is out on Origin Records and peaked on #11 of the jazz airplay charts.  Check out the teaser video here.

It features the vocal talents of Courtney Fortune, Siedah Garrett, Dorian Holley, Tierney Sutton, Melanie Taylor, Carol Welsman, and as guest soloist Arturo Sandoval. The album was recorded and mixed by Al Schmitt & Steve Genewick.

To order a CD or purchase digital downloads please click here. Printed charts of this album will be available soon on