Chris Walden is a German composer, arranger, and conductor living in the U.S. He leads the Chris Walden Big Band, based in Los Angeles and was nominated six times for a Grammy award.
He is probably best known for writing big band and orchestral arrangements for recording artists such as Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Anka, and Christopher Cross. He has been an arranger for \"American Idol\" since 2007 and has worked for producers like David Foster, Phil Ramone, and Tommy LiPuma.
He has composed the music for many films and TV shows in Germany as well as in the U.S. In Germany he is mostly known for having composed the music for the long-running TV-series \"Dr. Stefan Frank\".