Pianist. Singer. Raconteuse. Judy Carmichael is 100 percent proof that you can take an infectious style of music (and an equally infectious personality) anywhere — from a posh nightclub in London or Carnegie Hall, to a stage in front of 10,000 Brazilians, or even a drafty castle in Scotland at the behest of a fan. Specifically, Sir Cameron Anthony Mackintoshwho insisted Carmichael be the main event for the annual fundraiser for the National Trust of Scotland.
On Friday, October 4, at 8 p.m., Carmichael will return to the Bay Street stage with her new show “Let’s Swing!” She’s fun. She’s talented. She’s fantastic … and she sells out every year at Bay Street Theater, what she fondly calls her “home gig.”
Longtime collaborators, guitarist Chris Flory, clarinetist/saxophonist, Dan Block and bassist George DeLancey, will join Judy in this evening of juicy ballads, swinging standards and unadulterated joy.
To learn more about Carmichael’s recent adventures, pick up her memoir, “Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventures From Hollywood To Harlem” which was published earlier this year. Her recordings, music books and memoir are available at judycarmichael.com and iTunes. Her podcast “Jazz Inspired” is also available on iTunes or streamed from jazzinspired.com.
Tickets for her October 4 show are $35 to $55 at baystreet.org or 631-725-9500.