Champian Tours the Southern US in October!
World renowned entertainer, Champian Fulton, returns to the Southern US to promote her much celebrated new album, After Dark. 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 "Mad About the Boy", 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."
Praise for AFTER DARK:
"a breath of fresh air on the American Songbook!" - Jazz Magazin (France)
"Genius!" - Frankfurter Allgemaine (Germany)
"...the work of a deep and insightful individual and a rare force on both the keys and the mic.” - NY Music Daily