Please join us for a performance by Steinway Artist Judy Carmichael at Schmitt Music Denver on Thursday, June 9, at 7PM – free and open to the public!
I’m excited to be back with my friends in the Denver area. I love it here and hope you’ll join me for a free recital and reception…” – Judy Carmichael
Carmichael is a Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and vocalist, specializing in “stride piano,” a physical style of playing first made popular by Fats Waller. She is the host of nationally syndicated Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired, an NPR and Sirius/XM show that debuted in 1993, and her memoir Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventures from Hollywood to Harlem is out now!
Watch Judy perform with Harry Allen at Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center:
Grammy nominated pianist/vocalist Judy Carmichael, is one of the greatest interpreters of stride and swing piano.
Count Basie nicknamed her “Stride,” for conquering this technically and physically demanding early jazz piano style and celebrated jazz writer, Gary Giddins sagely observed the ironic fact that “the last man standing, in this private, competitive domain, is a woman.” Pianist. Singer. Songwriter. Raconteuse. Peggy Lee meets Fats Waller meets Paula Poundstone.
America’s Jazz Times says: “Judy Carmichael exhibits a truly remarkable ability to channel Peggy Lee’s breathy invitingness and her befogged insouciance. Additionally, she echoes the intense perspicacity of the solo albums of Annie Ross. In other words, Judy winningly blends two of the all-time finest, most intuitive jazz singers.”
Judy has taken this infectious style of music and her equally infectious personality everywhere from posh nightclubs in Paris and Melbourne to Carnegie Hall and a Rio concert for ten thousand Brazilians, from Arundel Castle (where she opened for Leslie Garrett and the London Philharmonic) to Castle Fraser for the National Trust of Scotland at the behest of longtime fan, Sir Cameron Mackintosh.
What more can we say? She’s fun. She’s funny. She’s fantastic. She’s been featured on A Prairie Home Companion, NPR’s Morning Edition, Entertainment Tonight, CBS’ Sunday Morning, CNN’s Business Unusual, Mornings With Margaret Throsby for the Australia Broadcast Corporation, Jo Soares in Brazil and the BBC’s Loose Ends, In Tune, Up All Night, Woman’s Hour and numerous other shows
For 22 years Judy has produced and hosted Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired which broadcasts on NPR stations across America and podcasts everywhere but Mars, although it might be there too.
Judy’s memoir, Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventures From Hollywood To Harlem was published in 2018 and her book, Great Inspirations: 22 Years of Jazz Inspired on NPR will be published in fall 2022. Find out more at judycarmichael.com
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