First things first. GRAMMY nominee Judy Carmichael is one of the greatest interpreters of stride and swing piano in the world. We hate to brag (well, actually we don’t) but it’s true.
Count Basie nicknamed her “Stride,” for conquering this demanding early jazz piano style, and jazz writer Gary Giddins, sagely observed, “How ironic that the last man standing is a woman, as this kind of playing was long considered the private, competitive domain of people who smoked cigars and wore derbies.” And standing she is. Outstanding. Pianist. Singer. Songwriter. Raconteuse. Peggy Lee meets Fats Waller meets Randy Newman meets Paula Poundstone.
Judy is 100% proof that you can take this infectious style of music - and her equally infectious personality - anywhere. From a posh nightclub in London, to Carnegie Hall, to a stage in front of ten thousand Brazilians, to a drafty castle in Scotland.
What more can we say? She’s fun. She’s funny. She’s fantastic. She’s been featured on Morning Edition, Entertainment Tonight, CNN, BBC, A Prairie Home Companion and this year she celebrates the 20th anniversary of her show, Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired on NPR stations across the country.
Guitar virtuoso and GRAMMY winner Larry Koonse will join Judy for this evening of juicy ballads, swinging standards and unadulterated joy.
Museum Track Members are invited to a special VIP reception and program prior to the concert! For information contact email@example.com or 760-304-5820.