JUDY CARMICHAEL: High on Fats . . . and other Stuff
"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 of London
" . . . astounding, flawless, captivating." The New York Times.
". . .is a major figure in keyboard jazz performance." The San Francisco Examiner
"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
Grammy nominated American pianist, vocalist, songwriter, Judy Carmichael will celebrate the music of Fats Waller and other swing piano greats with an evening of gems from the Great American Songbook. No less than Count Basie himself nicknamed Judy "Stride" in reference to her mastery of that early piano style popularized by Thomas "Fats" Waller and James P. Johnson.
Judy's frequent musical partner, guitarist Colin Oxley, will join her, as well as some surprise guests.
Judy Carmichael appears frequently on radio and TV throughout the world and maintains a busy international touring schedule. She is popular 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/podcast Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired, now in its 18th 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.