Michele Walker at The Side Door Jazz Club

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Add to Calendar 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 35 Michele Walker at The Side Door Jazz Club MICHELE WALKER QUARTET – Friday Aug 8th – Doors 7:30, show 8:30pm 860-434-0886*

Armed with a provocative, whiskey-soaked tone, jazz vocalist Michelle Walker is a charismatic singer that uses an artful blend of blues, bebop, swing and soul with playful rhythmic expressiveness. She brings an all-star line up of players with her: Toru Dodo – Piano, Michael O'Brien – Bass, Matt Wilson – Drums, Ron Affif – Guitar

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. Michelle is very versatile and blessed with a beautifully distinctive voice. She has a refreshing approach to arranging and interpreting often easily recognizable contemporary songs. In her upcoming 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, performing in the Lincoln Center Women in Jazz Festival, touring with jazz vocal legend Mark Murphy and performing at the White House for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree.

Dave Nathan at AllAboutJazz.com says, "Walker demonstrates an extraordinary degree of musicality..." 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.
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St false DD/MM/YYYY

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Where

The Side Door Jazz Club
85 Lyme St
Old Lyme, CT
(860) 434-2600

When

Fri, August 8, 2014
7:30 pm

Tickets

$25.00

Musicians

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson
drums

Ron Affif

Ron Affif
guitar

Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien
bass, acoustic

Toru Dodo

Toru Dodo
piano

Michele Walker, Ron Affif, Michael O'Brien, Toru Dodo, Matt Wilson

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MICHELE WALKER QUARTET – Friday Aug 8th – Doors 7:30, show 8:30pm 860-434-0886*

Armed with a provocative, whiskey-soaked tone, jazz vocalist Michelle Walker is a charismatic singer that uses an artful blend of blues, bebop, swing and soul with playful rhythmic expressiveness. She brings an all-star line up of players with her: Toru Dodo – Piano, Michael O'Brien – Bass, Matt Wilson – Drums, Ron Affif – Guitar

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. Michelle is very versatile and blessed with a beautifully distinctive voice. She has a refreshing approach to arranging and interpreting often easily recognizable contemporary songs. In her upcoming 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....
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