"Judy Carmichael is a great entertainer. Her playing is masterly and her linking material show her to be a raconteur in the Ustinov mold.”
“ . . . 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.
“Carmichael exhibits a truly remarkable ability to channel Peggy Lee's breathy invitingness and her befogged insouciance.”
Grammy nominated American pianist, vocalist, songwriter, Judy Carmichael will celebrate love songs happy and sad and her own witty compositions on the subject at her return to Bay Street Theater October 14th. She will be accompanied by Harry Allen (tenor sax), Chris Flory (guitar) and Neal Minor (bass).
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 NPR radio broadcast/podcast Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired, now in its 18th year, where she talks with celebrated creative artists about their love for jazz and how it inspires them, everyone from Seth MacFarlane and Jools Holland to Tony Bennett and Billy Joel.
Judy Carmichael has played the major international concert halls and festivals from Carnegie Hall to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice (the first concert ever presented by the museum) to programs with Melissa Etheridge, Leslie Garrett, Joel Grey, Michael Feinstein, Jools Holland, Steve Ross and the Smothers Brothers. In addition, Ms. Carmichael has done comic skits and performed her music on radio and TV, Jo Soares in Brazil, Entertainment Tonight in the U.S. NPR’s Morning Editions, A Prairie Home Company and others, Mornings With Margaret Throsby for the Australia Broadcast Corporation and the BBC’s Loose Ends, In Tune, Up All Night, Woman’s Hour and numerous other shows. Additionally, she has performed private recitals for everyone from Rod Stewart and Robert Redford to President Clinton and Gianni Agnelli.
Judy Carmichael is included in Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in Finance and Industry in America, Who's Who in American Woman, American Women in Jazz, Who's Who in the World as well as the Encyclopedia of Jazz.
Her recordings and music books are available at www.judycarmichael.com and iTunes. Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired podcasts on iTunes or streamed from www.jazzinspired.com.