Hi Everyone! One of my goals in this new year is to post a new blog every Monday! You can read them here, and also please subscribe to make sure it arrives in your inbox every Monday. Topics will include my travels, my upcoming projects, and thoughts on the state of the music! Also, if you'd like me to write about a certain topic, please let me know!
Hey everybody! Please watch my new video, "Isn't It a Lovely Day", filmed during a concert in Thionville France. If you haven't already, please subscribe to my channel and feel free to share the video! Thank you!!
“A breath of fresh air on the american songbook” - JAZZ HOT MAGAZINE
"genius" - Wolfgang Sandner, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE
"4 Stars!" - JAZZ MAGAZIN
"great blues piano" - Richard Kamins, STEP TEMPEST
"sounds as if she loves...singing" - Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene
“swinging, uncluttered, gently seductive” - LUCID CULTURE
“The latest from vocalist-pianist Champian Fulton is a tribute to Dinah Washington, which is great, but I’d be happy to hear Fulton if she were singing pages from the phone book. Swinging like crazy and burbling with creativity whether she’s singing or playing piano, Fulton, who turned 30 last year, would be a household name if the industry that propelled Norah Jones, Diana Krall and Jane Monheit to stardom could still work its magic.” Peter Hum, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
“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
"display[s] maturity far beyond her years" - Ken Dryden, NEW YORK JAZZ RECORD
Recorded while on tour in France this past month, Champian sings "My Ideal", "What a Difference a Day Made", and performs her father's original composition "Bring Enough Clothes for 3 Days". Have a listen and please share!
PURCHASE 'AFTER DARK' BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE
EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE STORE SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE, CLICK HERE
Champian's much anticipated new album, After Dark, will be released on February 9 2016. After Dark features the music of Champian's hero, Dinah Washington, and she is accompanied by Jazz luminaries David Williams on bass, Lewis Nash on drums, and Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn. Each tune was handpicked by Champian to reflect her personal favorites of Dinah's legendary repertoire; from well known standards such as "Ain't Misbehavin" to lesser known hits such as "Keepin Out of Mischief Now", you can expect every song on the album to transport the listener and "remove the dust of everyday life," as Art Blakey would say. Read what Champian has to say about the record in her own words, as excerpted from the liner notes:
"[Dinah] has comforted me when I needed it, made me laugh, and warmed my heart. In recording this album of her songs, I hope to do the same for my listener. I hope this record makes you smile, feel loved, and brightens your evenings. Put it on in those quiet moments After Dark."
While the street release date is February 9, the album can be purchased online right now in the store section of this website.
Watch the music video featuring "What a Difference a Day Made" from the new album, and then be sure to order your copy!