Champian Fulton

The Jazz Series is pleased to welcome back vocalist/pianist Champian who, after five seasons, returns with her trio. Born in Oklahoma, and already a globe-trotting veteran at 35, she is considered one of the most gifted pure Jazz musicians of her generation. She grew up with music in her home; her mother and father (Jazz trumpeter and educator Stephen Fulton) recognized her fascination with music at an early age. The presence of her father’s musician friends, including the likes of Clark Terry and Major Holley, inspired her focus on jazz. Her first paid musical engagement with her own band - when she was all of 10 years old - was performing at Terry’s 75th Birthday Party. Since then, her piano and voice skills have been recognized by peers and critics as distinctive and sophisticated, captivating audiences in her adopted home town - New York - in the city's finest Jazz rooms, and in concert halls across the country and around the world.
  A mainstay on the scene, Fulton has a great sense of jazz history and a taste for the Great American Songbook, combined with the ability to add originals to her repertoire. Along the way she has performed with numerous legedary and noteworthy artists, musicians such as Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Scott Hamilton, Buster Williams and Louis Hayes. Fulton's in-the-pocket, swinging style and charismatic performances make her one of the genuine guardians of jazz's legacy. Among her personal heroes are iconic figures such as Bud Powell, Red Garland, Erroll Garner, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington.
  She's a previous Downbeat Magazine Critic's Poll "Rising Jazz Star" winner; more recently, Hot House Magazine's readers named the now-well-established Fulton the "2019 Pianist and Vocalist" of the year.

Sunday, May. 22, 2022

"Sundays @ Murry's"


Show 1 | Doors: 2:30 | Start: 3:30

Show 2 | Doors: 6 | Start: 7

Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton: Piano & Vocals
Hide Tanaka: Bass
Fukushi Tainaka: Drums

“Champian is the most gifted pure jazz singer of her generation.”

- Detroit Free Press

"A charming young steward of the mainstream Jazz tradition."

- New York Times

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