Walters, Sutton & Brown: The Music of Duke Ellington

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Walters, Sutton & Brown: The Music of Duke Ellington

Walters, Sutton & Brown: The Music of Duke Ellington

By Rudy's Jazz Room

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Thursday, June 1 · 9 - 11:15pm CDT


Rudy's Jazz Room 809 Gleaves Street Nashville, TN 37203

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No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Chris Walters, Brook Sutton and Chris Brown and play the music of Duke Ellington.

New Orleans born pianist/singer/composer Chris Walters relocated to Nashville to tour as Music Director & pianist for Barbara Mandrell. Upon her retirement in 1997 he became pianist for the band Alabama, touring and recording with them from 1997-2004. He toured as Music Director/pianist for Sony Music Masterworks Recording Artist & Hall of Fame Songwriter JD Souther, opening each show with a set of his own original music. He also tours as keyboardist with The Alison Brown Quartet, The Peter Mayer Group, Mandy Barnett, and The Jeff Coffin Mu’tet. He’s performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and recorded the soundtrack for a documentary film scored by Bela Fleck. At the age of 18, he was a finalist in the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra’s Gershwin competition. Chris 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 followed that with "Cool Blue Swing" (2003) and “Yay! Everybody, Yay!” (2012), recordings that include his original compositions as well as works by Alberto Ginastera and Cole Porter, and feature orchestral arrangements around his small band performances. His fourth record, “Boneyard Thieves”, has just been released. He is also an award-winning animator. Two of his animated shorts won first place at the 2005 Key West IndieFest Film Festival.

An accomplished stage and studio performer, Brook Sutton's New Orleans roots accompany him as he travels the world playing with a variety of acts. Brook's versatility and passion for memorable collaborations is immediately obvious to anyone he joins on stage or in the studio. With a Master's degree in music education and an undergrad in recording production, he is also a Grammy nominated engineer and producer, who works with an extremely varied cross-section of Nashville's talented independent acts out of an his nashville-based recording studio, The Studio Nashville.

Chris Brown is one of Nashville’s top session and most sought-after jazz drummers. His first professional big band gig was with the Maynard Ferguson Band, played with Don Grolnick, among many others and tours with Sam Bush.

This show is 21 and over only. All sales are final and we unfortunately cannot offer any refunds. Additional tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show even if it is sold out online.

Please try to arrive 15 minutes prior to the show start time. If you do not arrive within 45 minutes after the show start time on your ticket your seat may be resold to other patrons at the door. If you arrive after 45 minutes from the start time of the show and your ticket has been resold, although we cannot guarantee it, we will try our best to make space for you to attend the show.

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