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Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Performs @ The Bar Next Door Monday January 27, 2014

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Michelle Walker The Bar Next Door
Jazz Bar & Lounge
129 MacDougal St. (West 3rd)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 529-5945
2 Sets: 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm
$12 Cover, Drink Minimum

Call or Visit the Bar Next Door Website to reserve your table.

Joining Michelle will be:

Toru Dodo
Toru Dodo
Toru Dodo

piano
, Piano Michael O'Brien
Michael O'Brien
Michael O'Brien
b.1975
bass, acoustic
, Bass

New York, NY - Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist, Michelle Walker
Michelle Walker
Michelle Walker

vocalist
, will perform in concert as a trio at the intimate jazz club The Bar Next Door in its widely loved lounge. Michelle will be performing on Monday January 27, 2014 with 2 Sets: 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

Armed with a provocative, whiskey-soaked tone, jazz vocalist Michelle Walker is a charismatic singer that uses an artful blend of blues, bebop, swing and soul with playful rhythmic expressiveness. Based in New York City, she bends the lines and pushes the boundaries of jazz vocal art. With rich colors and adventurous flexibility, she moves easily from a dark, deep tone to a mid-range, swinging lilt. Highlights of her career include multiple tours in Europe, performing in the Lincoln Center Women in Jazz Festival and performing at the White House for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. Dave Nathan at AllAboutJazz.com says, “Walker demonstrates an extraordinary degree of musicality..."

Michelle is often compared to Cassandra Wilson
Cassandra Wilson
Cassandra Wilson
b.1955
vocalist
, Nina Simone
Nina Simone
Nina Simone
1933 - 2003
piano
and Betty Carter
Betty Carter
Betty Carter
1930 - 1998
vocalist
in style and tone but has develop her own unique sound and singular voice..

She has opened in concert for Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
b.1961
trumpet
, Rene Marie, Terrell Stafford, Chris Botti
Chris Botti
Chris Botti
b.1962
trumpet
, George Benson
George Benson
George Benson
b.1943
guitar
and Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy
b.1932
vocalist
. Her arrangements of straight-ahead standards and contemporary pop tunes blend genres effortlessly and with an undeniable level of originality that is solidifying her own distinctive sound.

Tucked underneath La Lanterna di Vittorio, a dark, moody bi-level Italian restaurant, Bar Next Door is a hidden gem that’ll only cost you a small cover charge and one drink (try the Passion Fruit Champagne Cocktail, or one of the bazillion wines on offer). Seating is snug in this small room, but that only makes for a more intimate concert provided by high-caliber jazz musicians. The room can get packed with the dessert-and-Dizzy crowd, but jazz enthusiasts are better off coming early for a cozy meal of top-notch thin-crust pizza and snagging a good table before the show starts.


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