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Champian Fulton Celebrates Duke Ellington and Beyond

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm $35

Canoe Place Inn & Cottages is proud to present the Champian Fulton Trio, for an elegant and swinging evening honoring the music and legacy of Duke Ellington.


April 26
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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“Champian is the most gifted pure jazz singer of her generation.” – Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press

“A charming young steward of the mainstream jazz tradition.” – Nate Chinen, The New York Times

Duke Ellington is one of America’s most prolific composers and Jazz musicians. Born this month on April 29th, 1899, this will be a very special show as Duke has previously performed at Canoe Place Inn. Get ready to be mesmerized by the talented Champian Fulton, as she sings and plays classic tunes by Ellington and more.

A mainstay on the vibrant New York Jazz scene, Champian has performed with musical royalty such as Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Scott Hamilton, Buster Williams, and Louis Hayes. From New York to Barcelona, Champian’s swinging style and charismatic performances have made her a guardian of the legacy of Jazz. Champian’s heroes include Bud Powell, Red Garland, Erroll Garner, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, and Dinah Washington.

Champian is ambitious about recording her music. As a leader she has sixteen recordings to her credit. Champian’s new album, Meet Me at Birdland (April 2023) celebrates her 20 years of living in New York.

Recognized as a Rising Jazz Star by the Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll, Champian was also named Pianist and Female Vocalist of 2019 by Hot House Magazine Readers Poll. Her “galvanizing presence” (the New Yorker) and her alluring musical presentation have made her “a charming young steward of the mainstream Jazz tradition.” (The New York Times)

We invite you to listen to this Duke Ellington inspired playlist curated by Champian Fulton.

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