Judy Carmichael

Friday, March 6, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
  • Museum Members receive a 10% ticket discount

Event Details

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 or 760-304-5820.

For seated events that take place at the Museum, the venue is divided into two seating areas: Premium and General. Premium Seating comprises the first several rows of seats for guests who wish to sit closer to the stage. General Seating completes the remaining available space. Seating capacity for the venue is limited to 150 guests.

For seated events at the Museum, the seating format is open seating (first-come, first-served) within each designated seating area unless otherwise specified. Reserved seating is available as a benefit through the Museum's Listening & Visionary Track Membership programs.

Will call check-in typically begins one hour before the start of an event. Seating begins roughly one half-hour before the event start time.

No outside food or beverage is allowed in the Concert Venue or in the Museum Galleries.

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Most (but not all) concert events will have a brief intermission. During this time, the Museum Galleries and Gift Shop will be open for guests to visit.

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Listening to sounds at an excessive volume over prolonged periods of time can damage hearing. Though the Museum attempts to maintain control over concert volume levels, there are instances when performances can achieve high volume levels. The Museum makes hearing protection available in the form of complimentary foam ear plugs. These can be obtained at any time upon request.