Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club Moves to Pyatt Hall at the VSO School of Music.
April 25/26 – FROM NEW YORK CITY: VOCALIST /PIANIST: CHAMPIAN FULTON featuring Cory Weeds tenor saxophone, Jodi Proznick bass, Julian MacDonough drums.
843 Seymour Street
All Shows Doors 7 PM Show 7:30 PM
You can visit http://cellarjazz.com/ for further information.
Alcoholic beverages will be made available for purchase during the show.
THE CHAMPIAN FULTON CONCERTS ARE IN MEMORY OF RENEE DORUYTER. 100% OF TICKET SALES TO BE DONATED TO THE CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Renee Doruyter was a talented Vancouver jazz vocalist and one of the most dedicated supporters of jazz in Vancouver, both through the columns she wrote for The Province newspaper for many years as well as through her support of and regular appearances at Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club. A warm and generous woman, her enthusiasm and knowledge contributed immeasurably to Vancouver’s thriving jazz community. She will be greatly missed.
After 13 years as a jumping joint on West Broadway in Kitsilano, Cory Weeds’ Jazz Cellar closed its doors on Feb 26th.
Cory returns in April as The Cellar Jazz Society and The Hard Rubber New Music Society are proud to present an exciting concert series in
Alan and Gwendoline Pyatt Hall at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music in downtown Vancouver.
Charismatic New York singer and pianist Champian Fulton is the talk of Manhattan. Though still in her late 20s, she’s got the lived in voice that gives authority to all the classic show songs and invites comparisons with everyone from Billie Holiday to Carmen McRae. And she plays great piano. She’d have Erroll Garner checking her out. No one has created a stir like this since Diana Krall burst onto the scene. She was tutored in jazz by Clark Terry while still a tyke and gained youthful appreciation of big bands from Red Holloway, Butch Miles and other Basie-ites. In other words, 27-year-old pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton was taught to swing by experts and, as demonstrated six years ago on her debut recording with David Berger’s Sultans of Swing, learned her lesson well.
Reminiscent of another big-voiced, hard-swinging Oklahoman, Kay Starr, with scraps of Sooner State twang still evident. As befits her musical upbringing, Fulton favors an old-school approach, recalling the bandstand era when vocalists dotted, rather than dominated, a tune. Her playing, too, hints at days gone by, echoing the round joviality of Oscar Peterson.
Her latest release “Sings And Swings” opens by skillfully navigating the cross-breezes of “Tenderly,” and adds plenty of bounce to “You’re Getting to Be a Habit With Me,” a rolling “It’s Alright With Me” and a loose-limbed “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.”