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Champian Fulton at piano

August 17, 2017

Champian Fulton Proves She's a Champion at Jazz!

This September, MidWeek Jazz at Ocean County College (OCC) features Champian Fulton on Wednesday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m. on the Main Stage, Grunin Center, OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Please use Parking Lot #2. Tickets: $24-$20.

Internationally-renowned vocalist/pianist Champian Fulton makes her Grunin Center debut performing songs off of her critically-acclaimed albums After Dark (a tribute to Dinah Washington) and Speechless. A mainstay on the vibrant New York Jazz scene, Fulton has performed with musical royalty such as Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Eric Alexander, Buster Williams, and Louis Hayes. From New York to Barcelona, Fulton’s swinging style and charismatic performances have made her a guardian of the legacy of Jazz. For this performance, Fulton’s quartet will feature Stephen Fulton on fluegelhorn, Dor Samoha on bass, and Fuku Tainaka on drums. Come hear why jazz writer Mark Stryker called her, “The most gifted pure jazz singer of her generation.”

Purchase Tickets online http://grunincenter.org, call 732-255-0500, or visit the Box Office, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Prices, dates, times, performers, and shows are subject to change.  Subscription Rates and Military Discounts (active US military/eligible veterans) may be available.

Upcoming Jazz Performances at the Grunin Center:

Come hear acclaimed artists play classic jazz and swing! The “Grunin Presents” and “MidWeek Jazz” lineup features big-name stars along with up-and-coming talent of local, national, and international acclaim.

Grunin Presents Jazz: (Buy More/Save More Discount may also be available.)

  • Nov 7, 7:30pm, $49-$45: Irma Thomas, Blind Boys of Alabama, Preservation Legacy Quintet
  • Jan 12, 8pm, $35: New York Voices
  • Feb 14, 7:30pm, $45-$43: Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe: The Art of Jazz

MidWeek Jazz: Wednesdays at 8pm. Tickets: $24-$20

  • Oct 11: Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band: Centennial Celebration of Recorded Jazz
  • Dec 13: Peter & Will Anderson present George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
  • Jan 24: Midiri Brothers Salute Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall Concert
  • Mar 7: Bucky Pizzarelli
  • Mar 28: Dennis Lichtman’s Queensboro Five
  • Apr 11: Glenn Crytzer’s Salute to Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang
  • May 16: Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi: Four Hands, One Piano
  • Jun 20: The Jazz Lobsters Big Band
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