Concert shows swing is vibrant music that resonates with meaning, joyous playfulness
BRATTLEBORO- The Vermont Jazz Center presents pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton on Saturday, January 18, at 8 pm.
Fulton, a DownBeat Magazine Rising Star, was recently lauded as 2019 Female Vocalist of the Year and 2019 Pianist of the Year by Hot House Magazine/Jazzmobile. She will be performing with her working quartet of over a decade including her father Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn, Hide Tanaka on bass, and Fuku Tainaka on drums.
Fulton swings hard, she’s a top-shelf pianist and vocalist with an expansive repertoire and a broad stylistic vocabulary. She likes to leave her sets open-ended so that she and her band can choose between familiar and little-known gems from the Great American Songbook on the fly. Considering her youthful age (34), it is intriguing that Fulton’s repertoire naturally gravitates to selections from the swing era. Her whole persona, public and private, resonates with a love for the music from that time period. She conveys the essence of swing effortlessly and authentically; her performances give listeners a fresh appreciation of the creative possibilities inherent in an older style. In Fulton’s hands, swing is a vibrant, living music that resonates with meaning and joyous playfulness.
Tickets for the Champian Fulton Quartet at the Vermont Jazz Center are $20 and up for general admission, and $15 for students with ID (contact VJC about educational discounts). They are available at www.vtjazz.org or by email at email@example.com. Tickets can also be reserved by calling the VJC ticket line at (802) 254-9088, ext. 1. Handicapped access is available by calling the VJC.