Walter Afanasieff

producer, keyboard, arranger, synthesizer, programming, drums, bass synthesizer, percussion, piano, Hammond organ, vocal arranger, synclavier, instrument arranger, acoustic guitar, drumset, bass, organ, tambourine, drum machine, guitar, Moog, grand piano, cello, vibraphone, horn, orchestrator, handclaps, strings, French horn, brass

Sample recordings


Top collaborators

Artist name Roles Recordings
Mariah Carey
Kenny G (adult contemporary/smooth jazz saxophonist)
Savage Garden
Aretha Franklin
Michael Bolton

Work on other artists' recordings

Artist name Roles Recordings
Mariah Carey arranger, instrument arranger, producer, programming, vocal arranger, French horn, Hammond organ, Moog, acoustic guitar, bass synthesizer, drums, drumset, grand piano, handclaps, horn, keyboard, percussion, piano, strings, synclavier, synthesizer, tambourine, vibraphone All I Want for Christmas Is You, All I've Ever Wanted, And You Don’t Remember, Anytime You Need a Friend, Butterfly, Can't Let Go, Can’t Let Go, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Close My Eyes, Daydream Interlude (Fantasy Sweet dub mix), Dreamlover, El Amor Que Soñé, Emotions, Everything Fades Away, Forever, Fourth of July, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Gloria (In Excelsis Deo), Hero, I Am Free, I Don’t Wanna Cry, If It's Over, If It’s Over, Jesus Born on This Day, Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child, Joy to the World, Just to Hold You Once Again, Looking In, Love Takes Time, Make It Happen, Miss You Most (At Christmas Time), Music Box, My All, O Holy Night, Open Arms, Outside, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, Silent Night, So Blessed, Someday, The Wind, There's Got to Be a Way, Till the End of Time, Underneath the Stars, Vision of Love, When I Saw You, Whenever You Call, Without You
Kenny G arranger, producer, acoustic guitar, bass, cello, drums, guitar, keyboard, organ, percussion, piano, synthesizer 'Round Midnight, All in One Night, Alone, Away in a Manger, Body and Soul, Brahms Lullaby, Breadline Blues, Desafinado, Gettin' on the Step, Greensleeves, Havana, Have Youself a Merry Little Christmas, I'll Be Alright, In a Sentimental Mood, Innocence, Little Drummer Boy, Miracles, Moonlight, Morning, Natural Ride, Northern Lights, One More Time (feat. Chante Moore), Over the Rainbow, Pastel, Pick Up The Pieces (Featuring David Sanborn), Sentimental, Silent Night, Silhouette, Silver Bells, Sister Rose, Spring Breeze, Stranger on the Shore, The Champion's Theme, The Chanukah Song, The Christmas Song, The Look of Love, The Wedding Song, Tradewinds, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland
Savage Garden arranger, producer, programming, vocal arranger, drums, keyboard, piano, synthesizer Affirmation, Chained to You, Crash and Burn, Gunning Down Romance, Hold Me, I Don’t Know You Anymore, I Knew I Loved You, The Animal Song, The Animal Song (7” vocal mix), The Animal Song (a cappella), The Animal Song (instrumental version), The Animal Song (instrumental), The Animal Song (radio edit), The Best Thing, The Lover After Me, Two Beds and a Coffee Machine, You Can Still Be Free
Aretha Franklin programming, keyboard, piano, synthesizer Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You, An Angel Cries, Another Night, Do You Still Remember, Freeway of Love, Jimmy Lee, Rock-A-Lott, Until You Say You Love Me, Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
Michael Bolton arranger, instrument arranger, producer, Hammond organ, bass synthesizer, brass, drums, keyboard, percussion, synthesizer Forever Isn’t Long Enough, Love Is a Wonderful Thing, New Love, Now That I Found You, Save Me, Steel Bars, Time, Love and Tenderness, When a Man Loves a Woman
Narada Michael Walden keyboard, synthesizer Dancin' on Main St., Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (feat. Patti Austin), High Above the Clouds, Live It Up, Suspicion, That's the Way It Is, The Nature of Things, Wear Your Love
Trey Lorenz arranger, producer, programming, Hammond organ, acoustic guitar, bass, bass synthesizer, keyboard, synclavier Always in Love, How Can I Say Goodbye, It Only Hurts When It’s Love, Just to Be Close to You, Photograph of Mary, Someone to Hold
Barbra Streisand arranger, producer, programming Fifty Percent (from Ballroom), I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (from Too Many Girls), Losing My Mind (from Follies), Not a Day Goes By (from Merrily We Roll Along), The Island
Ricky Martin producer, programming, drum machine, drums, keyboard Bella, I Count the Minutes, She Bangs, She Bangs (Spanish version), She’s All I Ever Had
Chris Mann producer Always on My Mind, Ave Maria, On a Night Like This
Whitney Houston bass synthesizer, keyboard, synthesizer I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me), Love Is a Contact Sport, So Emotional
Josh Groban arranger, producer, keyboard, piano Gira con me questa notte, Per te, You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)
Jeff Berlin keyboard, piano Champion, Marabi
George Benson keyboard Shiver, Teaser
Young, Holdt, and Bess Unlimited arranger, producer, piano I'll Be There, I’ll Be There
Bob Bellerue arranger, producer Whenever You Call
2zer (S-Crew) producer Nobody Wants to Be Lonely
Joey McIntyre producer Stay the Same
Allure producer, programming, keyboard Last Chance
Karin Dufner producer, bass synthesizer, drums, keyboard, percussion, synthesizer We’re Not Makin’ Love Anymore
Céline Dion producer Love Doesn’t Ask Why
MRF programming, keyboard, percussion I See You
David Benoit keyboard Breadline Blues
Mary McCartney producer Novus
Dean McNeill producer A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)
Dora Greenwell producer Someday
Phil Putnam producer, bass synthesizer, drums, keyboard, percussion, synthesizer Missing You Now
Echo-ES producer, programming, drum machine, keyboard All Cried Out
Fela Velleman keyboard If You Need My Love Tonight
The Don't Touch My Croque-Monsieurs arranger, producer, programming, keyboard, synthesizer The Girl From Ipanema
The Grand Trick keyboard Push
Florence Jenkins Project orchestrator, producer It Had to Be You
Gabriel Tajeu arranger, producer A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)
Ylwa arranger, producer, programming, drums, keyboard, synthesizer By the Time This Night Is Over
Garou arranger, producer, programming, drumset, keyboard, percussion Je n'attendais que vous
Özgül Turgay programming, synthesizer I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)