A talented multi-instrumentalist, Walter Chancellor has been a mainstay in the Twin
Cities contemporary jazz and R&B scene for over a decade. Within the last two years,
Walter has performed and recorded with various national and local acts in the Twin
Cities music scene such as Prince, with whom Walter received platinum record status for
his sax work on Prince’s “Emancipation” CD. Walter has performed and recorded with
such artist as Chaka Khan, Bobby Lyle, Musiq Soulchild, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson,
DJ Kaskade, TKO, Thomasina Petrus, Erica West, Best Kept Secret, Debbie Duncan,
Bruce Henry, Conversation Piece (4 years as House Band for Jazzmine's Night Club).
Drawing his inspiration from early jazz and funk luminaries, Walter’s diverse background
also includes extensive experience in Audio and MIDI production & composition. Walter
has taught Desktop Production there for the last decade. Walter specifically teaches
Midi, Audio and Video Post Production at the “Institute of Production and Recording”
(IPR) in downtown Minneapolis. Walter has also been instrumental in the launch of an
after school program called “IDEAWERKS, in which he taught and wrote and created
curriculum for the after school and summer programs at Powderhorn & East Phillips
Parks in Minneapolis, MN aimed ftowards 12-18 year old children.
Through his own production company “Chancellor Music”, Walter provides music
production, songwriting, and session work for local & national artists alike, film,
advertising, corporate groups, and other private entities.