Chris Walden recently served as lead arranger for the 91st Academy Awards (Oscars) telecast on Feb 24 on ABC. He also composed with Rickey Minor a new main title theme music for the Oscars.
Chris arranged the song: "It's Party Time" sung by Joe Jonas and written by Michael Bublé & David Foster for the movie "Hotel Transylvania 3".
For Derek Small's (Spinal Tap) album "Smalls Change" Chris wrote some orchestral arrangements.
Chris wrote arrangements for the recent album releases of:
MICHAEL BUBLÉ - Love
JESSIE J. - This Christmas Day
MICHAEL BOLTON - A Symphony of Hits
NEW BIG BAND 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.