". . .is a major figure in keyboard jazz performance." The San Francisco Examiner
" . . . astounding, flawless, captivating." The New York Times.
"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." The Times
Grammy nominated American pianist, vocalist and now composer Judy Carmichael, debuts her new compositions (ballads, swing tunes and a tango!), along with her favourites from the American Songbook, in an evening of swinging piano, sultry vocals and lively humour.
A favourite at Crazy Coqs, where she has played to sell-out crowds with her runs in 2013 and 2014 Judy returns with her show This is My Lucky Day. Carmichael, who Count Basie nicknamed Judy "Stride" in reference to her mastery of that early piano style popularized by Thomas "Fats" Waller and James P. Johnson, is accompanied by guitarist Colin Oxley
Judy Carmichael appears frequently on radio and TV throughout the world and keeps a busy international touring schedule. She is a favourite with both jazz and cabaret audiences with her soulful, swinging interpretations of the Great American Songbook and equally impressive hilarious, improvisational anecdotes. Her wit and musical knowledge come together on her weekly radio broadcast Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired, now in its sixteenth year, where she talks with celebrated creative people about their love for jazz and how it inspires them, everyone from Seth MacFarlane and Chevy Chase to Robert Redford and Billy Joel.