Chris Walden

Composer - Arranger - Conductor


Chris Walden will be teaching an exclusive master class about arranging for  big band and strings on August 18+19 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. This master class includes the opportunity for participants to record their own pieces with a live big band. Click here for more information and to register.

GRAMMY nomination #7:

Chris Walden received a GRAMMY nomination for the orchestral arrangement of "White Christmas" for Herb Alpert's album "The Christmas Wish", which Chris also produced. Listen to the recording HERE.


Chris Walden wrote arrangements for these albums that have been released this fall:

Herb Alpert - The Christmas Wish
Lindsey Stirling - Warmer in the Winter
Carla Bruni - French Touch
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe - Together Again
Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic - A Love So Beautiful
Christopher Cross - Take Me As I Am
Leann Rimes - Remnants

recent projects

Chris Walden just finished scoring the indie horror film "The Terror of Hallow's Eve", he arranged and co-produced Neil Young's single "Children of Destiny" and is currently working on orchestral arrangements for singer extraordinaire Lisa Fischer.
For the upcoming movie "A Bad Moms Christmas" he arranged a song for big band and strings.


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