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CHARMIN MICHELLE QUINTET – Tribute to Billie

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CHARMIN MICHELLE QUINTET – Tribute to Billie on November 24 to 27,2017 at Half Note Jazz club Trivonianou 17, Metz, Athens - 210 9213360 - Start Time: Fri & Sat: 22.30, Sun & Mon: 21.30 - Entrance: 20 euro (bar), 25 euro (2nd zone), 30 euros (1st zone) - "Taste and understatement. Swing and savoir-faire. Grace and grooves. Intimacy and panache" Singer Charmin Michelle delivers all of the above and more.

Performing at the Artists QuarterThis is what the Minneapolis Star/Tribune had to say about this charismatic chanteuse whose conversational style recalls the late Billie Holiday and other legendary ladies of jazz. And, yet, her music is free of tiresome camp and easy nostalgia. She's a savvy songstress and, while putting her own imprint on a melody, is always respectful of those who first inhabited it.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Charmin moved to Minnesota while still a child and has called it home ever since. Though based in Minneapolis, she is no stranger to life on the road and began touring internationally in 1986. She has performed at jazz festivals throughout Europe with pianists Mulgrew Miller and Kirk Lightsey, and saxophonists Harry Allen and Grant Stewart, among others. The late Brother Jack McDuff, one of her biggest fans, was instrumental in launching her career abroad. He said, "She's really different. I call her 'Chow Mein.' With her trio, less is more. And they're right in the pocket.

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