Jazz Pianist and Vocalist
Champian’s 10th album, “The Stylings of Champian”, is a fabulous two disc set featuring 85+ minutes of non-stop swinging Jazz. Joined by her working New York Quartet - Hide Tanaka on bass, Fukushi Tainaka on drums, and Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn - “The Stylings of Champian” highlights compositions by Champian’s piano heroes: “Blues Etude” by Oscar Peterson and “Martha’s Prize” by Cedar Walton, in addition to a beautiful arrangement by legendary Jazz bassist Buster Williams on the Rogers and Hart standard “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was.” Named Female Jazz Vocalist of the year by Hot House Jazz Magazine, Champian’s vocal artistry is most apparent on “Body and Soul”, a duet performance with solo bass and voice. With this release, Champian has assured her place in the Jazz firmament.
And here are some press quotes (although you can find more on my website on the news section)
"Obviously, Champian Fulton caught the best while listening to the great keyboard masters Bud Powell, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly and Erroll Garner. Her line up, Hide Tanaka (double bass), Fukushi Tainaka (drums) and Stephen Fulton (bugle), the latter on some titles, do a remarkable job.” - CouleursJazz
“There's a lot of experience in her voice, which is flecked with Blossom Dearie's casual sophistication and hip intimacy. A bit of Billie Holiday and Betty Carter note-bending as well. “ - Mark Myers, JazzWax.com