Grammy® nominated pianist, vocalist and songwriter Judy Carmichael is considered one of the leading interpreters of classic swing and stride piano. The great Count Basie nicknamed Judy “Stride” in reference to her mastery of that early piano style popularized by Fats Waller and Art Tatum.
America's premier jazz magazine, JazzTimes, comparing Judy's vocals to Peggy Lee, wrote: “Carmichael exhibits a truly remarkable ability to channel Lee's breathy invitingness and her befogged insouciance.”
Judy and her quartet, with special guest Harry Allen, will celebrate the music of Gershwin, Benny Goodman and other swing era greats in an evening of gems from the Great American Songbook and Judy’s own witty compositions.
Judy’s musical knowledge and wit come together on her weekly NPR / SiriusXm radio program, “Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired,” now in its 18th year, where she talks with celebrated creative artists from Seth MacFarlane to Tony Bennett and Billy Joel about their love for jazz and how it inspires them.
“Judy Carmichael is a great entertainer. Her playing is masterly and her linking material show her to be a raconteur in the Ustinov mold.” – BBC Radio
“astounding, flawless, captivating” – The New York Times
“is a major figure in keyboard jazz performance.” – The San Francisco Examiner
“Judy is a one-woman force for good; more to the point, she’s a player of extraordinary accomplishment who has made stride piano relevant again.” – London Times