Sunday 17th March
CHAMPION FULTON vocals/piano
ARNIE SOMOGYI bass
STEPHEN KEOGH drums
Born in Oklahoma, Champian Fulton has become a world class jazz pianist and vocalist with international acclaim, recognised by peers and critics as distinctive and sophisticated. She grew up with music in the home and the presence of her father’s musician friends, including Clark Terry and Major Holley, inspired her focus on Jazz. Her first paid musical engagement was with her own band at Clark Terry’s 75th Birthday Party; she was 10 years old.
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.
She has recorded five albums under her own name. Her most recent releases Champian Sings and Swings (2013 Sharp Nine) and Change Partners (2014 Cellar Live) were both included “in the top 10 releases of the year” for their respective years (NY Observer).
Recognised as a Rising Jazz Star by the Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll, Champian’s “galvanising 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).