Born: January 9 Primary Instrument: Vocal
Michelle Walker is a New York City based jazz vocalist, arranger and educator. With an impressive resume of concert and festival performances, including a tour in Russia and a 10 day tour in Israel with one of the performances at The Tel Aviv Musuem of Art being broadcast live on national radio. Other performance highlights include The Lincoln Center-Women in Jazz Festival, The Silver Spring Jazz Festival, Goshen Jazz Festival and The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. She studied privately and attended masterclass with a number of teachers including Betty Carter, Mark Murphy, Rhiannon and more. She also attended summer jazz programs through Stanford University and Amsterdam Conservatory in Holland.
Michelle is often compared to Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone and Betty Carter in style and tone. She has opened in concert for Wynton Marsalis, Rene Marie, George Benson and Mark Murphy. Her arrangements of straight-ahead standards and contemporary pop tunes blend genres effortlessly. Critics have noted that she has a singular voice with a high level of originality that is solidifying her own distinctive sound. Dave Nathan at AllAboutJazz.com says, “Walker demonstrates an extraordinary degree of musicality.” According to Mike Joyce of the Washington Post, the hypnotic, sexy, deep tone of Michelle's voice has a “soul-comforting allure”.
[Walker]....has extraordinary musicality....weaving deftly through complex rhythms.... All About Jazz
New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
Contact Michelle Directly at email@example.com