Chip Shelton is a multi-instrumentalist who performs on flutes, saxophones, vocals, percussion, and more. He attended the Manhattan School of Music as a jazz flute major while studying classically with Julius Baker (aka “dean of American flutists”). With 8 critically acclaimed recordings as of 2019, and 3 new releases slated for 2020-21, he tours internationally while based in the New York City area.
Sheltonʼs own crafted sub-genre of jazz, “Romance Jazz”, focuses on meaningful life themes infused with a personal and tender quality. His 2020 CD release “Plan Be Dream Music”, sparked by his own life story, balancing 2 careers as professional musician and orthodontist (Ret.) is accompanied by his 1st book, “Excel in Two Careers…Plan Be™ Your Dream”.
He leads 3 active ensembles: The Chip Shelton PeaceTime Ensemble, The New York Jazz Flutet, and The Flute Party Band. He has performed with many top musicians including Ron Carter, Roy Ayers, Donny Hathaway, Peter Bernstein, Louis Hayes, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Joe Lee Wilson, Jim Walker, Mala Waldron, Craig Holiday Haynes, Antonio Hart, Greg Murphy, Mark Gross, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, Irene Reid, and more.