Hot & Cool Jazz: Judy Carmichael - Swinging Standards, Sultry Vocals & Sassy Humor

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wilton Library
Brubeck Room

Event Details

Please join us for a Sunday afternoon of jazz as pianist/vocalist Judy Carmichael and guitarist Chris Flory swing through favorites of the American songbook, from Gershwin and Cole Porter to Frank Loesser and Harold Arlen. Nicknamed “Stride” by the great Count Basie, the Grammy-nominated pianist, vocalist, and songwriter enchants audiences with her command of the idiom at the piano, as well as her charming effervescence away from it. Newsday said she's like “Peggy Lee meets Fats Waller meets Paula Poundstone.”

Hot & Cool Jazz is brought to you by the generosity of the Estate of James (Tom) and Alice Brown.

Advance registration strongly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Suggested donation: $10: online donations can be made here. Each registration is for one name only; please remember to separately register each member of your party. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50pm to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 pm if space is available. There will be a reception following the concert with CDs available for sale and signing.

 Judy Carmichael is a Grammy-nominated pianist/vocalist and songwriter. Her radio show/podcast Jazz Inspired, is in its 24th year on NPR stations. Judy has written two books on stride piano: a memoir entitled Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventures From Hollywood To Harlem; and, in 2022 a collection of some of her favorite interviews from her radio show was published titled Great Inspirations: 22 Years of Jazz Inspired on NPR. She appears frequently on radio and television throughout the world and maintains a busy international touring schedule.

Chris Flory toured with Benny Goodman’s last quartet early in Chris’ career and has recorded and/or appeared with Hank Jones, Scott Hamilton, Rosemary Clooney, Illinois Jacquet, Jo Jones, Ruby Braff and many other jazz greats.

Event Type(s): Concert
Age Group(s): Adults

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