Columbia Theatre opens 2012 with jazz singer and pianist
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HAMMOND Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts opens
2012 with the Champian Fulton Quartet on Friday, Jan. 27.
Sponsored by Florida Parishes Bank and Norco Manufacturing Complex Shell/Motiva, the production begins at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
“Champian Fulton is a rising star in this country’s jazz scene and has been described by the Detroit Free Press as ‘the most gifted pure jazz singer of her generation,’” said C. Roy Blackwood, Columbia Theatre interim director. “She has performed in major New York venues, including Birdland, Lincoln Center, Smalls, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola and Shanghai Jazz.”
Fulton has also played with jazz masters such as Jimmy Cobb, Frank Wess, Lou Donaldson and Louis Hayes, and recorded her debut CD in 2007 entitled, “Champian with David Berger and the Sultans of Swing.”
Tickets range from $30 - $36 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.