“Judy Carmichael is a great entertainer. Her playing is masterly and her linking material show her to be a raconteur in the Ustinov mold.” - BBC Radio
“Carmichael exhibits a truly remarkable ability to channel Peggy Lee's breathy invitingness and her befogged insouciance.” - JazzTimes
“ . . . astounding, flawless, captivating.” - The New York Times.
Grammy nominated pianist/vocalist, Judy Carmichael is considered one of the greatest pianists in the swing tradition and one of the most sensitive vocalists. Of Judy’s singing, America’s premier jazz magazine, JazzTimes writes: “Carmichael exhibits a truly remarkable ability to channel Peggy Lee's breathy invitingness and her befogged insouciance (and) 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 appears frequently on radio and TV throughout the world and maintains a busy international touring schedule. She is popular with both jazz and cabaret audiences with her soulful, swinging interpretations of the Great American Songbook, and equally impressive hilarious, improvisational anecdotes.
Her wit and musical knowledge come together on her weekly radio broadcast/podcast Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired, now in its 18th year, where she talks with celebrated creative people about their love for jazz and how it inspires them, everyone from Seth MacFarlane and Chevy Chase to Robert Redford and Billy Joel.
Her new memoir, Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventures From Hollywood To Harlem was released in December 2017 and is available at www.judycarmichael.com, www.amazon.com and your local bookstore.
Saxophonist Michael Hashim started his career as a feature member, and later Music Director, of the Widespread Depression Jazz Orchestra. Mr. Hashim has recorded and/or performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Muddy Waters, Nancy Wilson, Gatemouth Brown, Judy Carmichael, among others. He has toured widely throughout the world and continues to work extensively with bands big and small as a stylistic expert of the ‘30s and ‘40s swing sound.
Michael Howell began playing guitar in Kansas City Mo., a city where great
jazz and blues was a way of life. He studied classical guitar at the Music and
Arts Institute of San Francisco and later received a degree in Music from Lehman
College in New York.
Michael has performed and recorded with musicians such as Bobby Hutcherson,
Art Blakey, George Duke, Gene Ammons, Woody Shaw, Dianne Reeves, and
Paquito D'Rivera. He performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival Guitar Summit with
Joe Pass, Jim Hall. Michael also worked five years with the great bebop innovator,
John "Dizzy" Gillespie.
Michael currently works with his own group, freelances, and teaches at the
JazzMobile Workshop. He also works and toured with singer Tara O’Grady
and trumpeter Jimmy Owens. Michael was also a member of the house band
at the newly open Minton's night club.
Michael recorded three solo albums: "Alone" on Catalyst Records, "Looking Glass",
& "In The Silence" on Milestone Records. He recently recorded a CD to be released
this year, "Live at El Taller".