Professional saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, arranger, mentor and music producer, Walter Chancellor has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities contemporary Jazz and R&B music scene for the past 20 years. After constant touring during his formative years he decided to relocate to musically successful Minneapolis from Des Moines, Iowa and lesson the necessity of so much traveling to perform. Not long after his arrival in Minneapolis, Walter performed and recorded with Prince, earning a platinum record for his participation on Prince’s “Emancipation” CD. Additionally, Walter has performed and recorded with Chaka Khan, Bobby Lyle, Maceo Parker, Candy Dulfer, Musiq Soulchild, Larry Graham, Cameo, The Pointer Sisters, The Platters, Producer Jack Douglas and noted record producer Andre Fischer just to name a few.
For the past thirteen years, Walter has been a mainstay, expertly teaching Audio and Video Post Production for the “Institute of Production and Recording” (IPR) in downtown Minneapolis. He has been instrumental in the successful careers of many IPR Alumni that he personally taught and mentored. To give back to the Twin Cites community that has supported his creativity, Walter helped launch and is a founding member of the Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project and after school program in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The program is designed to expose adults and children to Jazz Culture, technology, history and gladly educates them about our great American art form, JAZZ.