Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Tours Russia March 2014
JGP Records announces the tour schedule for jazz vocalist Michelle Walker. Michelle will present several special concerts in Russia on a tour from March 3-19. The concerts will feature her arrangements, music and original songs from her upcoming 2 separate CD release projects. The concerts will be held at various concert Philharmonic Halls and Jazz Clubs in several Russian cities, including the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Hall and Mirnyy Music Theatre.
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
. 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 Novosibirsk, Russia
March 6-7, 2014; 5pm Mirnyy Center for Art, Music and Culture Mirnyy, Russia
March 8-10, 2014; 10pm Jazz Club Irkutsk, Russia
March 12-13, 2014; 8pm Concert Hall Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
March 14-15, 2014; 8pm Concert Hall Komsomolsk, Russia