New albums: On Sep. 16 Origin Records will release the new Chris Walden Big Band album "FULL-ON!" Stay tuned for advance tracks and videos. Chris Walden also wrote arrangements for these new albums: Diana Krall - "Wallflower" (Oct 21), Amy Dickson - "A Summer Place" (Aug 12), Till Brönner - "The Movie Album" (Sep 26)



Mentoring Sessions: Once a month 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 on Monday, Oct. 6 at 5pm. To register please send an e-mail to

GRAMMY nomination #5: Chris Walden received a GRAMMY nomination for his arrangement of "Let's Fall in Love" performed by Calabria Foti & Seth MacFarlane.

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

  1. Upcoming Neil Young album

  2. Upcoming Stevie Wonder album, produced by David Foster

  3. Dave Koz upcoming christmas album

  4. Helene Fischer - upcoming album

  5. 86th Academy Awards Show (Oscars)

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

  7. Richard Marx album "Beautiful Goodbye"

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

  9. Michael McDonald symphony shows

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

  11. "SMURFS 2" - orchestrations

  12. Barbra Streisand tour

  13. Christopher Cross' upcoming album "Secret Ladder" (out Sep. 23)



Chris Walden is a YAMAHA artist.