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Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker is a New York City based jazz vocalist, arranger and educator with an international resume of concert and festival performances, including 7 tours in Russia, a 10-day tour in Israel with one of the performances at The Tel Aviv Musuem of Art being broadcast live on national radio as well as concerts in London and Amsterdam. Other performance highlights include The Lincoln Center-Women in Jazz Festival, The Silver Spring Jazz Festival and live jazz performances throughout the US. Michelle studied privately and attended masterclass with a number of teachers including Betty Carter, Mark Murphy, Rhiannon and more.

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 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”.

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March 11, 2015

The Palladium Theatre Presents Live From New York: Jazz Vocalists...

December 09, 2014

Ready, Set, Record: Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Goes Into The Studio...

September 02, 2014

Vocalist Michelle Walker Returns To Russia For An Extended Tour As A...

August 18, 2014

Michelle Walker Performs Live @ The 55 Bar

July 17, 2014

Michelle Walker Sings Live @ The 55 Bar On July 24th 7pm

June 30, 2014

Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Michelle Walker At The Sidedoor Jazz Club...

May 19, 2014

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings @ The Kitano Wed May 21st

March 09, 2014

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Tours Russia March 2014

February 10, 2014

Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings A Pre-Valentine's Day Show At The Kitano...

January 26, 2014

The Michelle Walker Trio At Bar Next Door Monday Jan 27th 8:30pm

January 22, 2014

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Performs @ The Bar Next Door Monday...

January 11, 2014

Michelle Walker Performs At Zinc Bar Mon January 13th at 7pm

August 19, 2013

Michelle Walker Sings @ The Zinc Bar On Monday September 9th At 7pm

July 26, 2013

Michelle Walker Live @ North Square Lounge Sunday Brunch

February 09, 2011

Vocalist Michelle Walker performs A Special Valentine's Jazz Concert

November 22, 2009

Jazz Vocalists, Michelle Walker and Sachal Vasandani Tour Russia,...

October 26, 2009

Free Concert! Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Performs at the Zinc Bar

October 21, 2009

Free Concert! Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Performs at the Zinc Bar

September 29, 2009

Michelle Walker Live @ Blues Alley Wed. Sept. 30th

August 27, 2009

Michelle Walker Live @ Bar Next Door

”[Walker's] voice is like warmed burgundy silk....”
Jazz Online

“A tone like this is born only once in a generation....”
Jazz-Not-Jazz, Germany

“[Walker]....has extraordinary musicality....weaving deftly through complex rhythms....”
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