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Michelle Walker Quartet
July 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$35.00
The Michelle Walker Quartet performs Friday, July 5 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club. $35.00.
Michelle Walker – Vocals
Sean Fitzpatrick – Piano
Michael O’Brien – Bass
Sean Dixon – Drums
Based in New York City, Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker is a versatile singer blessed with a beautifully distinctive voice. She is currently touring in support of her upcoming release on Encore Merci / Warner Music called “Take A Chance On Love”. Her original tunes and 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.”
Walker is a charismatic singer who uses an artful blend of blues, bebop, swing and soul that provides a musical playground for her and her band. The Washington Post says, “[Walker]…has a soul-comforting allure. As one of the most revered rising singers on the jazz & blues scene, she is an extraordinary performer that is wowing audiences around the world with a “…. beautiful warm toned voice that leaves listeners hanging on the edge of their seats with every note….” says www.Jazz.RU. Her shows are intelligent, emotional and swinging!
She has been busy touring internationally for a number of years with her Jazz quartet most notably headlining the JAVA Jazz festival in Jakarta, Indonesia which featured Sting, Chris Botti, The Yellow Jackets, Monty Alexander, Kurt Elling, Patti Austin and completing a fully sold out 17 city tour across Middle Asia including Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Indonesia and Thailand and multiple concerts at philharmonic halls including her debut at The Saint Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic in Russia.
Michelle studied classical voice at the University of Maryland and also studied jazz performance at the Amsterdam Music Conservatory in Holland and the Stanford Jazz in Palo Alto, CA. She also holds her Master Degree in Economics and Public Policy from American University.