Chip Shelton

Chip Shelton

 New York City, New York, USA

"A MASTERPIECE": SIRIUS-XM, DR. NICK/ 2008 Grammy-considered CD #8, "Imbued With Memories" (Summit)

"4 1/2 STARS": ALL MUSIC GUIDE/ 2007 CD #7, "Stop 2, Cape May Jazz Fest" (Summit)

" TOP JAZZ CD OF 2006" / SOUL-PATROL.COM/ CD #6, "Peacetime" (Summit)

Stellar reviews CD's #1-5
#1: "A Labor of Love", 1995 (RUP)
# 2 & 3: "3 Flutes Up", 1999 & "More What Flute's 4", 2001 (Satellites)
# 4 & 5: "Flute Bass-ics" feat. Ron Carter, 2003 & "Stop 1 Berlin", 2004 (Summit)


Performance Formats 

   Chip Shelton PeaceTime Ensemble (2-8 pcs.)
   NY Jazz Flutet (see:  


 8 critically-acclaimed CD's as of 2018
CD#9 for 2019: Plan Be Dream Music    Audio:
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CD#10 for 2020: Special Days Each Year


Book: "...Plan Be Your Dream" for 2019 co-release w CD#9

Architect of Romance Jazz  (see CD#9 art)

1st known Jazz Flute Orchestra circa 1992; NY Jazz Flutet currently

Flutes: End-blown & Contrabass.
Saxes: Tenor & Soprano in-key-of C; Sopranino 


23 of 29 on CDs 9,10
(remaining 6 by band members)

80 + to date



rf. Healthcare Comm. Natl. Flute Assoc.



Written By: Chip Shelton

Sect. A1:
is the holiday.
Historical man,
with with an age old plan.
Sect. A2:
Have a dream.
That you would die for.
Speak and Teach.
Dream a better world
Sect. B:
Celebrate nonviolence.
All mankind are truly kin.
Take the day to meditate
on e-qual-i-ty.
Sect A3:
is the holiday.
Love and peace,
come what may.
MLK wont you stand by me.
Prince of peace, do you hear my plea? [repeat til end]

Nukes May They Rust In Peace

Written By: Chip Shelton

Nuclea… Weepons (3x’s).
Nuclea… Freakguns.

Nukes, may they rust in peace. When will the fighting cease?
Love for the I and me. Now I can love you three.
(2nd x: Love for the human race. Now I feel love oase)
Nukes may they rust in peace. Healed feelings calm the beast.
No needs to be right. Makes folly of to fight. (Repeat verse)

Wisdom of the ages converges here now.
Feelings turn the pages. Hearts please take a bow
Wisdom of my people converges here now.
Feelings’ turn to reap, so… Lovers take a bow (repeat verse)
(2nd x: Nukes, may they rust in peace)

Plan Your Dream

Written By: Chip Shelton

[A] Tacit 8 measures

||: Plan your dream | make it happen and | do your thing | 1. It’s all yours if you |
2. Met a man, he said

| plan your dream | make it happen and | do your thing | 1. — :||
2. — So I |

||: 1. Learned how to drive a car | cause I | knew I was gonna go far | — |
2. Got me a bank account though I started with a small amount

| 1. Took me a tour of the town | cause I | knew I’d be gettin around | — :||
2. Checked everything I heard cause I knew what I heard was “word” — He said

|| Get inspired | don't be | no ways tired | — Custom— |

| —ize your scene | go (a)head | PLAN YOUR DREAM | — || (back to top)

| (last x go to CODA)


| PLAN YOUR DREAM | — Suave- ||
||: 1. - cito guy | it’s a | planned out | pie. There’s a |
2. worries girl it’s a planned out world. Lookin
3. dream your plan go (a)head plan your dream. Got to
4. dream your plan go (a)head plan your dream. Got to

| 1. slice for you | when your | plan works through | — Hey, no :||
2. oh so fine, plan workin right on time Got to
3. dream your plan go (a)head plan your dream. Got to
4. dream your plan go (a)head plan your dream. (fine)


"Limited Edition"on CCMS Records, released January 21, 2013, is a sampler of previously-unreleased material from two (2) diverse settings: Rive Gauche/ Cairo Egypt and Cecil's Jazz Club/ USA. For Digital CD download, email

"Imbued With Memories", on Summit Records, Grammy-considered in 2008.

"Have Flute Will Travel- Stop 2, Cape May Jazz Fesival", featuring Doug Carn, on Summit Records. Streaming audio at

"Peacetime", featuring Roy Meriwether, on Summit Records. Streaming audio at:

"Have Flute Will Travel, Stop 1-Berlin", on Summit Records, streaming audio at

"Flute Bass-ics", feat. Ron Carter, on Summit Records, streaming audio at

"More What Flutes 4", featuring Ryo Kawasaki and Roy Meriwether, on Satellites Records, streaming audio at

"3 Flutes Up", featuring Onaje Allan Gumbs and Ryo Kawasaki, on Satellites Records, streaming audio at

"A Labor of Love", featuring Onaje Allan Gumbs and Ryo Kawasaki, on RUP Records, recorded live at The Five Spot, NYC. Ordering info via email to

Set List

1/3 Standards like "Swinging Shepherd Blues", "Half Nelson", "Joy Spring", "Little Sunflower", "I'll Remember April", "Take The A Train", "Confirmation","Recorda Me",       "Nica's Dream", many reharmonized and/or given fresh new treatments; plus sprinkled-in Ballads like "Ruby My Dear",  "Body and Soul", "Stella By Starlight", "Misty"...

1/3 World Beat  including "Heritage Hum", "Thembi", "Don't Go Loose It Baby", and adaptations of Standards in such feels as Reggae, Calypso, Waltz, Soul, Jazz Rock, Second Line, Afro-Cuban, Samba, Mambo, Cha, Cha, Cha, and more.

1/3 Originals, covering ever-varying Jazz feels from the past, present, and future.

All listed are primarily instrumental, with some intermittent, strategically-placed vocals