Michelle Walker and Ron Affif perform @ SMOKE

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Michelle Walker performs @ SMOKE SUNDAY JANUARY 15, 2006

New York City, NY - December 26, 2005 - Vocalist Michelle Walker will be appearing at SMOKE Jazz Club, performing original and jazz standards with contemporary and latin influences. Michelle recently moved to the New York area from Washington, DC.

Dave Nathan of All About Jazz says of her debut CD Slow Down, “Walker possesses....an extraordinary degree of musicality as she adds subtle alterations to melody lines, going up when one expects her to go down and other ear catching devices." Jazzman Online says “Her voice is a mixture of harmony and power; able to weave deftly between swing, Latin, [and] straight-ahead..."

Smoke Jazz Club & Lounge
2751 Broadway New York, NY 10025
Between 105th and 106th Street)
212) 864-6662

Michelle Walker ~ Vocals
Ron Afiff ~ Guitar

January 15, 2006

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Jazz Girl Productions
P.O. Box 3084 Riverdale, MD 20738

Ron Affif

Michelle will be joined by Guitarist Ron Affif in an intimate setting. Affif has a playing style that distinguishes him from most of the other high-octane guitar-slingers, and informs his phrasing with a sense of rhythm and pace all too rare on the instrument, as he allows each note to blossom and recede with a breath-like purity and relaxation that belie his fiery chops. And unlike many players, he respects the power of melody too much to simply concoct a series of dancing bear tricks as a prelude to the blowing choruses.

To purchase copies of her debut CD visit Cdbaby.com .

Click to hear Sound Byte of Michelle

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