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Metropole Hanoi welcomes New York Jazz Diva

Released at: 16:33, 11/11/2017

Metropole Hanoi welcomes New York Jazz Diva

Photo: Metropole Hanoi

Michelle Walker performing six nights a week from November 9 to February 9 at Hanoi icon's Le Club Bar.

by Doanh Doanh

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s Le Club Bar, Vietnam’s house of jazz, has welcomed New York Jazz Diva Michelle Walker to perform from November 9 to February 9.

Michelle will sing from Tuesdays to Sundays from 8pm, accompanied by the hotel’s jazz ensemble. She has a well-deserved reputation among the jazz cognoscenti for her ability to artfully blend genres and for her beautiful, distinctive voice.

She studied vocal performance at the University of Maryland, College Park as well as the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music. Highlights of her musical career include invitations to perform at The White House for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and The Diet Coke Women in Jazz Festival at the Lincoln Center. Michelle has also toured with legendary jazz vocalist Mark Murphy, whom she calls her “mentor”.

She began her career in Washington D.C., where she was nominated for a Washington Area Music Association Award (WAMA) for best jazz vocalist, best debut album of the year (for Slow Down) and best jazz group. While living in the D.C. area, The Washington Post placed her several times on its Top Ten Area Performers to see performing live.

Since relocating to New York, where she currently lives, she has performed in more than 1,000 concerts in the US and over 150 throughout Europe, Russia, Israel, and the Far East.

The gifted singer’s latest offering, Love Misery, features 13 ear-catching arrangements that blur the lines between swing, jazz and blues, bebop and soul - all enriched by the sultry and soul-stirring Walker sound.

Sofitel Legend and & Sofitel So are two labels that enrich Sofitel Luxury hotels.

Sofitel Legend hotels are iconic and mythical. They are often centuries-old listed heritage buildings, such as the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, and the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena.

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