Pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton brings her quartet to SOUTH Jazz Kitchen on Friday and Saturday, January 11 & 12, 2019.
Born in Oklahoma, Champian Fulton has become a world class Jazz pianist and vocalist with international acclaim. This young woman from Oklahoma captivates audiences in New York’s finest Jazz rooms and in concert halls around the world. A mainstay on the vibrant New York Jazz scene, she has performed with musical royalty such as Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Eric Alexander, 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.
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“A charming young steward of the mainstream jazz tradition...” Nate Chinen, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"An assured vocalist with a galvanizing presence." THE NEW YORKER
"...joyfully anchored in a style that’s pure, unmannered swing; She is a superb steward of America’s own music at its best, and that’s a very welcome proposition." CABARET SCENES
“Fulton moves effortlessly and vividly from delight, to wistfulness, to wounded angst in a matter of seconds and makes it seem completely natural, the work of a deep and insightful individual and a rare force on both the keys and the mic.”NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
"Champian Fulton swings! She's a fine singer and a highly skilled pianist with impeccable taste in tunes. Champian's also a refreshingly warm and gracious stage presence. It's been my pleasure to feature her music on Jazz a la Mode over the past 5 years, and to see her whenever she's in the area." Tom Reney, NEW ENGLAND PUBLIC RADIO
“Champian is the most gifted pure jazz singer of her generation” Mark Stryker, DETROIT FREE PRESS
"Fulton’s voice is deep and resonant, her phrasing nuanced and stylized in the way of traditional jazz singers. But her persona is modern and upbeat" THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD