“Every pianist is better with a Steinway, but for a professional, it is a dream come true. Our imaginations are broad and deep, and with a Steinway, anything imagined is realized.”
Grammy nominated jazz pianist, Judy Carmichael, is one of the world’s leading interpreters of stride and swing piano. Count Basie nicknamed her “Stride” acknowledging the command with which she plays this technically and physically demanding jazz piano style.
Judy is also a celebrated raconteuse and vocalist, attracting audiences young and old to her fun-filled, swinging concerts. America’s Jazz Times Magazine writes, “Judy Carmichael exhibits a truly remarkable ability to channel Peggy Lee's breathy invitingness and her befogged insouciance. (She also) echoes the intense perspicacity of the solo albums of Annie Ross. In other words, she winningly blends two of the all-time finest, most intuitive jazz singers.”
Judy Carmichael has appeared frequently on radio and TV internationally. In the States, she has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN and Entertainment Tonight. She produces and hosts Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired on NPR, celebrating twenty years on air in 2020.
Judy has written two books of stride piano arrangements (Alfred Music Publishing) and in 2018 published her memoir, Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventures From Hollywood To Harlem. She is included in The Encyclopedia of Jazz, Madame Jazz: Contemporary Women Instrumentalists, 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.
Judy Carmichael has been a Steinway Artist since 1985.