Chip Shelton

category: Jazz, Music,

Contact & Info


Phone: 646-281-4262


Artist Statement

Chip Shelton is a multi-instrumentalist who performs CELEBRATORY, FEEL-GOOD JAZZ on flutes, reeds, 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 11 critically acclaimed recordings, he tours internationally while based in the New York City area.

Sheltonʼs music focuses on meaningful life themes infused with a personal and tender quality. His 2020 CD release (#9 of 11) “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 has collaborated with top musicians like 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, Roy Meriwether, Doug Carn, Ryo Kawasaki, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Ernie Wilkins, Irene Reid,..

Educational Background

U. of Cincinnati- Pre-med

Howard U.- DDS

Columbia U.- Orthodontics

Manhattan School of Music- Jazz Flute & Sax