This tour is not the first time Michelle has performed for audiences outside of the United States. In 2008, Walker performed several concerts throughout Israel as part of the “Hot Jazz Concert Series” tour which also previously featured Jimmy Greene, Eric Alexander and Peter Bernstein. This tour is intended to introduce the creative and collaborative musical efforts that are unique to jazz genre to new Russia audiences. This will be Michelle’s 8th tour in the Russian Federation.
“I am so pleased and honored to have been asked to return to this vast and interesting country. Every time I return, I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support for live music in this country. I am looking forward to sharing the sounds of jazz with the people in Russia and feel thrilled be given the opportunity for this wonderful cultural exchange.” says Walker.
Michelle will be accompanied by long time collaborators pianist Alexey Cheremizov who is based in St. Petersburg, Russia and the director for the tour as well as bassist Michael O’Brien, from New York, NY. Joining the tour will be saxophonist Dimitry Semenov and Egor Kryukovskikh on drums.
List of Performances
March 5, 2014; 7pm
Novosibirsk Philharmonic Hall
March 6-7, 2014; 5pm
Mirnyy Center for Art, Music and Culture
March 8-10, 2014; 10pm
March 12-13, 2014; 8pm
March 14-15, 2014; 8pm
March 17, 2014; 7pm