Doors at 6:00pm | 21+ admitted | 7:30pm & 9:30pm sets |
2 drink minimum for table service | Happy Hour 6pm-7pm
She bends the lines between Swing, Blues, Bebop and Soul effortless and with an undeniable amount of originality. With her warm burgundy silk tone, Walker's panache for arranging or better yet re-arranging jazz standards and pop tunes is setting her apart from the pack of other modern jazz singers today.
Armed with a provocative, whiskey-soaked tone, jazz vocalist Michelle Walker is a charismatic singer 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. In her new release, Love Misery, Michelle brings together a collection of jazz standards, original songs and her arrangements of pop tunes that thematically chronicles a love affair. This latest recording project features Joel Frahm on sax, Ron Affif on guitar, Toru Dodo on piano, Michael O'Brien on bass and Willard Dyson on drums.
Additional highlights of her career include multiple tours in Europe, Israel, Russia and Far East of Asia, performing in the Lincoln Center Women in Jazz Festival, opening on tour for jazz vocal legend Mark Murphy, headlining at The Java Jazz Festival in Indonesia and performing at the White House for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. Michelle is often compared to Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone and Betty Carter in style and tone but has develop her own unique sound and singular voice.
Dave Nathan at AllAboutJazz.com says, "Walker demonstrates an extraordinary degree of musicality..."
Mike Joyce of the Washington Post says, "[Walker]...has a soul-comforting allure."
Guitarist Larry Coryell says she, “….is the future of jazz.”
Boston Globe says, “…..outstanding, high-packed energy with jazz frenzied arrangements…”
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