Tuesday, May 14th, 2013Vote for Champian Hot House's Fan Competition!
Please nominate Champian in the piano and / or voice category. Thanks for your support!
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013Champian is BLOGGING! Are you reading!?
Champian shares stories about her life, both present and past, twice a week on her blog, "The Undisputed Champian." Please visit regularly or subscribe if you'd like to receive every blog post in the mail! You won't be spammed, I promise.
Friday, May 3rd, 2013Show at Garage on May 25 CANCELLED
Many apologies but the show at the Garage scheduled for Saturday May 25 has been cancelled because Champian will be in Vancouver at Cory Weeds' Jazz Cellar.
While we try to keep scheduling conflicts from happening, from time to time they do occur.
Champian will return to the Garage on Thursday June 6. For an updated schedule please visit the "schedule" tab of this website.
Sunday, March 17th, 2013Champian Video with interview and performance clips
Watch Champian on The Pace Report with Brian Pace - with performance clips from her February show at Birdland in NYC as well as interview segments on many topics.
Friday, March 15th, 2013"Champian Sings and Swings" on the Radio!!
Champian's new album "Champian Sings and Swings" has been on the Jazz Week National Radio Charts for 3 weeks. Debuted at #26 and now is currently at #23!
Many thanks to the DJ's across the United States that are spinning the record, and thanks to the fans that are listening!
Want to help the record stay on the charts (and move up)?!?! Please request the album on your local radio station, and order your personal copy today!!
Thursday, February 7th, 2013Are you coming to Champian's CD Release Party?!
One week left to get your reservation for Champian's CD Release Party at Smoke Jazz Club on Wednesday February 13. Sets at 7, 9, and 10:30 PM and there is NO COVER, only a minimum at the tables during the first set.
You don't want to miss what the Village Voice calls one of the "top ten best Jazz shows in NYC this month."
7pm & 9pm two-course dinner prix-fixe available for $29.95 / no music charge
10:30pm $20 minimum (dinner optional) / no music charge
Featuring Music from the new Sharp Nine Release "Champian Sings and Swings"
Harry Allen - sax
Stephen Fulton - flugelhorn
Yuta Tanaka - bass
Pete Zimmer - drums
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013Champian's New Album "Sings and Swings" Released in February!
You're listening to "You're Getting to be a Habit with Me" from the new album "Sings and Swings" on Sharp Nine Records, featuring Eric Alexander and Stephen Fulton. Copies will be available at the CD Release party in NYC on February 13 @ Smoke Jazz Club (details below) BUT you can also order a copy through champian.net and have an autographed copy shipped directly to your door, with NO shipping charges! Please click the link below to order through Paypal. Any questions? Want more than one copy? Email us! email@example.com
And Please come to the party if you're in the NYC area!
CD Release Party @ Smoke Jazz Club
Wednesday February 13
7pm & 9:30pm two-course dinner prix-fixe available for $29.95 / no music charge
10:30pm $20 minimum (dinner optional) / no music charge
2751 Broadway between 105th and 106th Streets
Please call for reservations! Space is limited!
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012Champian's Updates from Los Angeles / Podcast with Alex Sadnik
Champian had a great trip to Los Angeles! On Champian's FB page you can see pics and watch a few videos, (http://www.facebook.com/champianfultonfan) including Champian's Vlog from the road.
While Champian was in Los Angeles she recorded an interview with Alex Sadnik for his "Break the Mold" Podcast. Champian & Alex talk about some different topics, so please check it out and leave some feedback! To open the podcast in iTunes, just click the link below.
Monday, March 19th, 2012Listen to Champian on The Jazz Session with Jason Crane
Champian is excited and honored to be featured on Jason Crane's "The Jazz Session" today. TJS is a free podcast available online and through iTunes. There are 346 episodes (Tierney Sutton was last week) and you can browse them ALL at the website.
Champian said the interview was the "most fun conversation [she's] had on tape." Please listen, enjoy, and let us know what you think! Respond by writing to us through the Guestbook portal.
Click the link to get started!
Monday, January 23rd, 2012Champian's Update from the "Feel the Heat" Tour, Notes from the Road
Hello everyone! We are in Germantown TN tonight with our first night off since we left New York last Wednesday. I am having such a wonderful time traveling and meeting all new people, not to mention this lovely warm southern weather.
We kicked off the tour with a show in Washington DC at Twins Jazz Club last Wednesday. It was my first time to play in DC and I think we will definitely be back at Twins. The room has a GREAT sound and is very friendly.
Friday we performed at the Germantown Performing Arts Center (which is a suburb of Memphis TN) to a completely sold-out standing-room-only show. We did an encore! Such wonderful people at the Germantown PAC, not only in the audience but also in the staff that took care of us. It's always such a pleasure to work for people who take good care of you. (If you want to hear the concert from the GPAC, you can tune into WUMR this Sunday evening at 8 PM CST, either by radio or online for FREE.)
Saturday and Sunday evening we performed at Vanelli's in Tupelo, MS (the birthplace of Elvis!). I had no idea what to expect in terms of who would come out and how they would receive our music, but when I walked into Vanelli's on Saturday night before our show it was PACKED! A gentleman walked up to me and said, "Do you take requests?" I said, of course, if I know it; and he proceeded to hand me a list about 10 songs deep of his favorite tunes from my albums. I have fans in Tupelo MS! Crazy! Not only that but several people said they had never heard Jazz before and they really loved our show. I have played for many wonderful audiences in the world, but that audience in Tupelo was so appreciative and warm! They are really nice people in Tupelo.
Also, on Sunday night we had a request for "Summertime". We don't normally play that song, but we decided to play it and invent an arrangement on the spot. Hide and I did a rubato "free" version out front, as an intro, and then started to play it again that way on the way out (when the song was over). It was so quiet in the room, you could hear a pin drop, and just as we were finishing the song - BOOM! And all the lights went off! Scared me half to death! Seems something was hit by lightning, and the power shut off. It was so wild, it startled us all! (If you were there, you remember!)
Today we gave a clinic at the University of Memphis. The students were so smart and asked great questions. I love teaching and I really loved interacting with them and seeing the Jazz community from their perspective.
Now we have a few days off and we are doing the sight-seeing things (today we saw Graceland and visited the Memphis Drum Shop, besides eating some barbeque! Can't get food like that in NYC!). I have posted some pictures and if you click the link it will take you to my FB page where you can see pics and videos from our tour.
Thanks for listening to my update and checking in! I am so happy to be playing my music for people in a different part of the country; It is a wonderful thing to spread the beauty of Jazz. Thank you for listening!