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Judy Chamberlain sings @ Sweetwater Tuesday

October 1, 2012
Judy Chamberlain – American Jazz songstress, and the Dave Zoller Trio will perform songs from the Great American Songbook

Judy Chamberlain

(Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, etc.) Tuesday, October 4, on the patio at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 150 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. No cover.

“With us will be Jeffrey Eckels on bass and Jaelun Washington on drums. Judy knows more of these songs than just about anybody around here!,” said Jazz pianist Dave Zoller.

About Judy Chamberlain

Judy Chamberlain (born September 26, 1944 in New York City), is an American jazz singer, band-leader and journalist known for her extensive repertoire, estimated at four thousand songs from the Great American Songbook. The Los Angeles Times jazz critic Don Heckman has called Judy, “remarkably eclectic and versatile … always an intriguing interpreter of the standards” and has written that she is “almost guaranteed to know your favorite love song, no matter how obscure.”
Judy Chamberlain began performing professionally at the age of 13, owned an employment agency in Darien, Connecticut, and honed her communication skills as a daily newspaper columnist and on-air radio and TV personality in Southern California, where she lived for 30 years before moving to Dallas, Texas in 2011.
As Executive Producer and on-air talent for several long-running radio and TV interview shows and information segments, Chamberlain was a familiar presence on California airwaves with her Dining with Judy and Savoir Fare shows on K-OCEAN FM 103.1, The Orange County News channel (OCN) and KIK-FM 94.3.
Known for her unusual 4,000-song repertoire of 20th Century American popular music, Chamberlain’s versatile singing and performance style makes her an engaging presence on any stage. She has worked with many notable musicians including Al Viola, who played on every album Frank Sinatra recorded for nearly three decades.
Dedicated to keeping live music alive for listening audiences to enjoy, Chamberlain was Artistic Director for numerous hotels, resorts, jazz clubs and museums in California, booking as many as 60 bands each month into performance venues.In Hollywood, she received rave reviews for her “Jazz Salute to Frank Sinatra,” for which she performed the vocals backed by a nine-piece band. Most of the musicians had performed with Sinatra.
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She was also featured in the Playboy Jazz Festival, and appeared in a segment of ABC’s “The Bachelor” with her jazz quartet.While on-the-spot requests are normally child’s play for Judy, she admits to being thrown for a loop one night in Palm Springs, when Paul Anka asked if her vast repertoire included My Way, the signature classic he had penned for Frank Sinatra in the late 1960′s.
She told the composer that her usual response to that question was: “Do I look like Frank Sinatra? Or Paul Anka?”
Anka promptly re-wrote the lyrics for her.
Since moving to Dallas, Chamberlain has been the subject of an article in the Dallas Morning News, and has appeared in top jazz venues throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex.
She is the Executive Producer and Artistic Director of The Spectacular Senior Follies, a non-profit organization that puts on an annual variety show featuring the talents of veteran Dallas-Ft. Worth professional and amateur performers.
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