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Letters to Dinah: A Tribute to the Late Great Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington, Queen of the Blues, is my first true love in terms of Jazz singing. Discovering her album, “For Those in Love”, absolutely changed my life.  When I was little I would listen to her and her alone; until I … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – My First Time in Europe (with audio!)

In 2011 I gave my first performance in Europe. I was invited to appear as a special guest with the world renowned WDR Big Band in Cologne Germany where I would appear alongside fellow vocalist Denzal Sinclaire, with arrangements by David Berger. … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Day Made!

Hello everyone! Since my last blog I have performed in six countries and recorded a new album (whew!). There’s no title for the new album yet (and no release date), but we are hoping to have it released in the … Continue reading

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Is Jazz Only for the Financially Elite?

Over the past few weeks while I have been at home and not on the road, I have been trying to go out and visit clubs I don’t usually frequent, check out music I’m unfamiliar with, and just show my … Continue reading

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Champian’s Listening Party (Part 2)

A few months ago I had the great opportunity to get together with Jazz pianist / vocalist / radio host Judy Carmichael and record an interview for her public radio show, “Jazz Inspired”. I met Judy last summer while we … Continue reading

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