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Sunday Evening Jazz Party with Champian Fulton : Live from Lockdown
Sunday, May 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CHAMPIAN WAS NAMED PIANIST AND VOCALIST OF 2019 BY HOT HOUSE MAGAZINE & JAZZMOBILE’S READERS POLL
“CHAMPIAN IS THE MOST GIFTED PURE JAZZ SINGER OF HER GENERATION” MARK STRYKER, DETROIT FREE PRESS
“A CHARMING YOUNG STEWARD OF THE MAINSTREAM JAZZ TRADITION.” NATE CHINEN, THE NEW YORK TIMES
A mainstay on the vibrant New York Jazz scene, she has performed with musical royalty such as Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Scott Hamilton, Buster Williams, and Louis Hayes. From New York to Barcelona, Champian’s swinging style and charismatic performances have made her a guardian of the legacy of Jazz. Champian’s heroes include Bud Powell, Red Garland, Erroll Garner, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, and Dinah Washington.
Champian’s album, “After Dark” with Jazz luminaries David Williams on bass, Lewis Nash on drums, and Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn, features the music of Dinah Washington. In 2017, she published no less than three albums: a strictly instrumental album (“Speechless”) a wonderful recording with Scott Hamilton (“The Things We Did Last Summer” – Blau Records) and “Christmas with Champian”. Champian’s 2018 release, “The Stylings of Champian” is a two-disc set that was named one of the Top 5 Jazz Vocal releases of the year by the NYC Jazz Record, alongside Cecile McLorin Salvant and Kat Edmonson. In 2019 “Dream a Little” was released featuring a live duo concert by Champian and Cory Weeds. In 2020 Champian expects to release “Bird Song”, a celebration for Charlie Parker’s Centennial, featuring Scott Hamilton on tenor.
Recognized as a Rising Jazz Star by the Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll, Champian was also named Pianist and Vocalist of 2019 by Hot House Magazines Readers Poll. Her “galvanizing presence” (the New Yorker) and her alluring musical presentation have made her “a charming young steward of the mainstream Jazz tradition.” (The New York Times)