Shows at 7 & 9:45 PM
Birdland Theater is located in NYC, 315 W. 44th St (downstairs from Birdland Jazz Club)
Featuring Hide Tanaka on bass, Fukushi Tainaka on drums and Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn.
Awarded "Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year" by Hot House Jazz Magazine, pianist / singer Champian Fulton returns to the Birdland Theater to celebrate the holiday season with this intimate show featuring songs from her award winning album, "Christmas with Champian", in addition to fan favorites from her 10 other recordings.
Champian first appeared on the Birdland stage fifteen years ago, and has since toured the world and performed with many Jazz legends including Lou Donaldson, Clark Terry, Buster Williams, Jimmy Cobb, Frank Wess, and Scott Hamilton. This year alone Champian has appeared in more than 10 countries performing as a leader in addition to appearing in a concert production of "Porgy and Bess" throughout Europe and a new revue of George Gershwin's music, "Here to Stay: Two Pianos, Two Voices", which opened at Birdland with two sold out shows this fall.
A perfect balance of Christmas spirit and Jazz sensibility, "Christmas with Champian" is guaranteed to make your season bright.
“Holiday genialness comes naturally to Champian.... Christmas with Champian finds her dispelling the deadening familiarity of dry evergreens... allowing listeners to hear a shopworn lyric and melody as if for the first time. 4 STARS” - Frank John Hadley, Downbeat
"Fulton's piano approach—especially in her solo turns—is a bit quirky, highly original, always inventive. Her vocals brim with appealing, fluid phrasing and gorgeous intonation—and soul. " - Dan McLenaghan, All About Jazz