On Sunday March 22nd, 2009, Michelle Walker returns to one of her resident performance haunts on the New York Jazz scene, SMOKE Jazz Club, with a talented line up of instrumentalists joining her on stage:
Ron Affif ~ Guitar
Michael O'Brien ~ Bass
John Davis ~ Drums
SMOKE Jazz Club
Sunday March 22, 2009
New York, NY 10025
2 Sets: 6:00pm & 7:00pm
Cover / Minimum
Michelle is often compared to Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone and Betty Carter in style and tone. Her performance resume includes concert and festival performances at The Lincoln Center-Women in Jazz Festival, The Silver Spring Jazz Festival, Goshen Jazz Festival and The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival.
She studied music and vocal performance at the University of Maryland, Stanford Jazz and Amsterdam Conservatory in Holland. She has also studied with Betty Carter, Rhiannon, Jay Clayton, Dena DeRose and Mark Murphy. She has opened in concert for Wynton Marsalis, Rene Marie, Terrell Stafford, Chris Botti, George Benson and Mark Murphy.
Her arrangements of straight-ahead standards and contemporary pop tunes blend genres effortlessly and with a fresh level of originality that is solidifying her own distinctive sound. Dave Nathan at AllAboutJazz.com says, Walker demonstrates an extraordinary degree of musicality. According to Mike Joyce of the Washington Post, the hypnotic, sexy, deep tone of Michelle's voice has a soul-comforting allure.
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