2700 F Street NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Melissa Walker Group featuring Christian McBride and Clarence Penn

With her rich, multi-octave vocal textures and impeccable phrasing, Melissa Walker has been lauded by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for her "range and flexibility," rating her as "one of the best voices in jazz." The Alberta native has has won kudos in concerts across several continents. Critics agree this brainy beauty has the goods to be included among today's most compelling vocalists. Billboard says, "Melissa Walker stakes her claim as one of the most sensitive singers of her generation." Performing music from her much-anticipated upcoming release entitled In the Middle of It All (Sunnyside), Walker gathers a potent mix that combines her powerful yet intimate style, with the arranging pallet of bassist Christian McBride's funkiness and the world-influenced beats of longtime bandmate and musical director, drummer Clarence Penn.

Sep 25, 2009
Terrace Gallery
75 minutes

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Added by Hawkes on July 27, 2009