Dave Nathan, music critic for AllAboutJazz.com says of Michelle, "Walker possesses a set of strong vocal chords which she uses with remarkable restraint...it's obvious that she has the physical equipment to belt out everything she sings...using her vocal powers like a small hand gun rather than as a howitzer. She also demonstrates an extraordinary degree of musicality as she adds subtle alterations to melody lines, going up when one expects her to go down and other ear catching devices."
Michelle has a sound that seems to transcend genres. Her voice causes the listener to pause and take notice. Her sound breathes a sense of unexpected familiarity to everyone who hears her compelling sound. Not knowing what pleasures she will bring next to the microphone leaves you with anticipation. Her deep and stirring voice has won the acclaim of a broad audience in the local music scene in the Washington, DC area, Nationally and abroad.
Lee Prosser of JazzReview.com says of Michelle's Debut CD, "For a debut jazz vocals CD, SLOW DOWN is excitingly original in concept and innovative approach, and the vocals of Michelle Walker are...sensual, restrained, melodic...a voice that will attract new listeners...Every note is perfectly sounded, every emotion is perfectly visualized as well as vocalized, and her voice is very poignant."
In addition to make the rare trip to NYC, she can be seen regularly at some of DC's local jazz venues. It won't be long before she will be in demand nationally and internationally. Come see her first at KAVEHAZ (123 Mercer street in Soho) on Tuesday January 21, 2003 at 9pm.