Champian Fulton

Jazz Pianist and Vocalist

Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Copley Symphony Hall (San Diego, CA)

Get Tickets: sandiegosymphony.org/performances/lady-day-a-billie-holiday-tribute/

Champian Fulton, vocals and piano
Ralph Moore, tenor saxophone
Alex Frank, bass
Kevin Kanner, drums

ABOUT

With one of the most distinctive voices in jazz and popular music history, Billie Holiday remains beloved around the world decades after the end of her too-short life. “Lady Day” set the standard for jazz singing with her unique phrasing and warm vocal qualities, eloquently bending tempo and pitch. Gilbert Castellanos assembles an outstanding lineup of musicians and a very special guest vocalist to pay tribute to this elegant, essential artist.

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Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Vermont Jazz Center (Brattleboro, VT)

CHAMPIAN FULTON QUARTET:

Get Tickets: https://vtjazz.org/calendar/champian-fulton-quartet/

Award-winning Oklahoma-born singer and pianist, Champian Fulton, seems to be always on tour.  She will soon be performing in Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, California, Chicago…and now – Vermont!  Fulton grew up around jazz. Her father ran the Clark Terry Summer Jazz Workshop, so she was surrounded by music and hung out with the legendary players within Clark Terry’s circle of luminaries. As a young girl, she learned repertoire and performed with Louis Hayes, Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, but it was Clark Terry who mentored her in the art of performance, music business and rehearsal technique. Fulton has released nine records as a leader and played festivals and noteworthy venues throughout the world, including a two-year residency at New York’s Birdland. Fulton is a master of the familiar and obscure repertoire from the Great American Songbook.

Some of the awards/recognition she has garnered include:

  • Rookie of the Year, The Village Voice, 2007

  • Top Ten Jazz Album listing – Champian Sings and Swings, New York Observer, 2013

  • Rising Star – Female Vocalist, Critics’ Poll, Down Beatmagazine, 2014

  • Female Vocalist of the Year, Hot House Jazz Fan Decision Awards, 2017

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Jan
24
to Jan 25

North Carolina Jazz Festival (Wilmington NC)

https://ncjazzfestival.org/

WE ARE EAGERLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 40TH ANNUAL NORTH CAROLINA JAZZ FESTIVAL WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON JANUARY 23rd- 25th 2020 AT THE HOTEL BALLAST, ON THE BANKS OF THE CAPE FEAR RIVER IN DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON NC.

We hope that you all can attend next year for our big 4 0, we think that it will be spectacular! The dates will be Jan. 23, 24, & 25, 2020 – that is right between the Jazzdagen jazz cruise and THE JAZZ CRUISE, so bring your land legs to Wilmington and celebrate with us! Our festival home is The Hotel Ballast (910-963-5900) and they are joining us in the celebration by making the room rates for NCJF attendees $109 per night! Make reservations before 12/23/19 and be sure to say that you are attending the NC Jazz Festival to get this rate!

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Oct
4
8:30 PM20:30

The Jazzlab (Melbourne AUS)

The Champian Fulton Trio featuring Nick Hempton

Champian Fulton Trio featuring Nick Hempton:

Music Starts at 8:30 PM.

Born in Oklahoma, Champian Fulton has become a world class Jazz pianist and vocalist with international acclaim. She grew up with music in the home; her mother and father (Jazz trumpeter and educator Stephen Fulton) recognized her fascination with music at an early age. 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. Since then, her piano and voice skills have been recognized by peers and critics as distinctive and sophisticated. This young woman from Oklahoma captivates audiences in New York’s finest Jazz rooms and in concert halls around the world.

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. From New York to Barcelona, Champian’s swinging style and charismatic performances have made her a guardian of the legacy of Jazz. Champian’s heroes include Bud Powell, Red Garland, Erroll Garner, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, and Dinah Washington.

Champion Fulton- vocals/piano

Nick Hempton- saxophone

Sam Anning - Bass

Andrew Dickeson- Drums

https://www.jazzlab.club/1230-champian-fulton-04-oct-2019

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Oct
3
8:30 PM20:30

The Jazzlab (Melbourne AUS)

Champian Fulton Trio featuring Nick Hempton:

Music Starts at 8:30 PM.

Born in Oklahoma, Champian Fulton has become a world class Jazz pianist and vocalist with international acclaim. She grew up with music in the home; her mother and father (Jazz trumpeter and educator Stephen Fulton) recognized her fascination with music at an early age. 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. Since then, her piano and voice skills have been recognized by peers and critics as distinctive and sophisticated. This young woman from Oklahoma captivates audiences in New York’s finest Jazz rooms and in concert halls around the world.

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. From New York to Barcelona, Champian’s swinging style and charismatic performances have made her a guardian of the legacy of Jazz. Champian’s heroes include Bud Powell, Red Garland, Erroll Garner, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, and Dinah Washington.

Champion Fulton- vocals/piano

Nick Hempton- saxophone

Sam Anning - Bass

Andrew Dickeson- Drums

https://www.jazzlab.club/1230-champian-fulton-04-oct-2019

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Special Club (NYC)

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Seatings at 7 & 9 PM.

Champian appears Tuesday September 10, Thursday September 12 and Friday September 13.

Champian Fulton Quartet appears during Champian’s BIRTHDAY week at this new social club in the West Village. Please note there is NO ENFORCED QUIET POLICY at this venue, but it is a lovely and warm environment with great drinks and service. A good place to hang out and have a good time.

Use RESY to make reservations (you’ll need them! It’s a very small room!)

https://resy.com/cities/ny/special-club?date=2019-09-12&seats=2

Special Club is a return to a community driven space where music, food and drinks are intertwined. We will be focusing on the genres of Blues, Soul and Jazz, and will have artists from all around the world who will hold two and three day residences at Special Club every week.

https://www.specialclubnyc.com/new-page-1

Located at 1 King St. (just south of Houston)

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Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Special Club (NYC)

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Seatings at 7 & 9 PM.

Champian appears Tuesday September 10, Thursday September 12 and Friday September 13.

Champian Fulton Quartet appears during Champian’s BIRTHDAY week at this new social club in the West Village. Please note there is NO ENFORCED QUIET POLICY at this venue, but it is a lovely and warm environment with great drinks and service. A good place to hang out and have a good time.

Use RESY to make reservations (you’ll need them! It’s a very small room!)

https://resy.com/cities/ny/special-club?date=2019-09-10&seats=2

Special Club is a return to a community driven space where music, food and drinks are intertwined. We will be focusing on the genres of Blues, Soul and Jazz, and will have artists from all around the world who will hold two and three day residences at Special Club every week.

https://www.specialclubnyc.com/new-page-1

Located at 1 King St. (just south of Houston)

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Sep
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jamboree (Barcelona, Spain)

Champian Fulton Trio with Stephen Keogh on drums and Arnie Somagyi on bass.

Entre las vocalistas de la escena internacional destaca, por su frescura y elegancia, Champian Fulton, que ya se ha convertido en una referencia mundial de primer orden. Tres años después de su descubrimiento en el Jamboree, con un repertorio entonces dedicado a la gran Anita O'Day, Champian Fulton vuelve a la cava de la plaza Real, donde también sorprendió con su particular tributo a Dinah Washington. La cantante de Oklahoma cautiva al público de los mejores clubes de Nueva York y de muchas salas de todo el mundo. También en la prensa especializada: dos veces premio de la crítica de prestigiosa revista Downbeat. Fulton ha trabajado con genios de la categoría de Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess y Clark Terry. En el Jambore le acompañarán dos jazzmen talentosos procedentes de la escena británica: el contrabajista Arnie Somogyi y el baterista, y también viejo amigo de la cava de la plaza Real, Stephen Keogh.

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Sep
3
8:00 PM20:00

Jamboree (Barcelona, Spain)

Champian Fulton Trio with Stephen Keogh on drums and Arnie Somagyi on bass.

Entre las vocalistas de la escena internacional destaca, por su frescura y elegancia, Champian Fulton, que ya se ha convertido en una referencia mundial de primer orden. Tres años después de su descubrimiento en el Jamboree, con un repertorio entonces dedicado a la gran Anita O'Day, Champian Fulton vuelve a la cava de la plaza Real, donde también sorprendió con su particular tributo a Dinah Washington. La cantante de Oklahoma cautiva al público de los mejores clubes de Nueva York y de muchas salas de todo el mundo. También en la prensa especializada: dos veces premio de la crítica de prestigiosa revista Downbeat. Fulton ha trabajado con genios de la categoría de Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess y Clark Terry. En el Jambore le acompañarán dos jazzmen talentosos procedentes de la escena británica: el contrabajista Arnie Somogyi y el baterista, y también viejo amigo de la cava de la plaza Real, Stephen Keogh.

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Mar
6
to Mar 10

Marian's Jazz Room (Bern, Switzerland)

Champian Fulton Trio featuring Hide Tanaka on bass and Fukushi Tainaka on drums. 

More info TBA. http://www.mariansjazzroom.ch/1/programm/

Tuesday - Thursday
1st Show 7:30 p.m.
(Doors 6:30 p.m.)
2nd Show 9:30 p.m.
(Doors 9:15 p.m.)

Friday – Saturday
1st Show 7:30 p.m.
(Doors 6:30 p.m.)
2nd Show 10:00 p.m.
(Doors 9:30 p.m.)

Call +41 31 309 61 11

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