Champian Fulton

Jazz Pianist and Vocalist

New Album: "After Dark" to be Released in February 2016



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.

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, Ottawa Citizen

Watch the music video featuring "What a Difference a Day Made" from the new album, and then be sure to order your copy! 




Watch "Letters to Dinah Washington"

"Mad About the Boy" was filmed in front of a LIVE audience for New York Public Radio, hosted by Jonathan Schwartz. You can watch almost the entire show on Champian's YouTube page, just click here. Champian premiers her new project, "Letters to Dinah Washington", in front of a live studio audience at WNYC's Greenespace, hosted by famed DJ Jonathan Schwartz. Champian Fulton - piano / voice Jack Baker - bass Joe Strasser - drums Stephen Fulton - flugelhorn Cory Weeds - tenor sax Recorded February 2015 at the Greenespace, NYC.

Champian's New Show: "Letters to Dinah Washington" to Premiere at WNYC's The Greene Space

The late, great Dinah Washington, self-proclaimed "Queen of the Blues" and one of the most popular singers of the 1950s, sang the blues, popular song and jazz with equal success and influenced a generation of female vocalists after her. With hits like “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “What A Diff’rence A Day Makes,” and “Unforgettable,” Washington was a jazz singer who achieved unprecedented cross-genre success, earning her an induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Now rising star Champian Fulton, “an assured vocalist with a galvanizing presence” (The New Yorker) hailed as “the most gifted pure jazz singer of her generation” (Detroit Free Press), pays tribute to Dinah Washington with a brand-new show.  In an exclusive New York appearance, the rising star pianist and singer joins with her quintet to present the U.S. debut of “Letters to Dinah Washington” on Wednesday February 18 at 7 PM.

Hosted by Jonathan Schwartz and the Jonathan Channel. The show will be broadcast live. 

Click Here to Visit the Greene Space and purchase tickets. 

Additional Tour Dates of "Letters to Dinah Washington" to be Announced. 

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space's mission is to galvanize conversations around the life, arts and politics of our city and our world. Opened in 2009 on the ground floor of New York Public Radio’s headquarters, the space invites New Yorkers to experience great radio as it’s created. Now, boundaries between street and studio are made transparent and the possibility for dynamic dialogue is limitless as we meet our audiences everywhere they are — on air, online and on the street. 

The Greene Space hosts live broadcasts and tapings of WNYC’s signature programs; concerts and festivals from WQXR, New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station; and wide-ranging events such as the Battle of the Boroughs talent quest, The NEXT New York Conversation series and A New Theater of Sound. 

The Greene Space is a multimedia performance venue outfitted with cutting-edge digital audio and video production systems that allow it to live as vibrantly in the virtual arena as it does in its physical home. Each year, thousands of people experience the 125-seat venue, and millions more download podcasts and stream audio and video of live events created in the space. A news ticker carves through The Greene Space and out to the windows on Varick Street, making breaking news available to passersby, including some 35 million en route to the Holland Tunnel annually. The use of recycled paper for printed materials, low-wattage LED theatrical lighting, a stage made of renewable bamboo and interactive programs on environmental issues are just some of the ways The Greene Space will stay green.