A professional entertainer and music historian since she first sang with a big band on the East Coast as a teenager, Dallas-based singer and bandleader Judy Chamberlain brings the storyteller’s gift of phrasing to an extensive collection of jazz, swing, vintage rock ‘n roll, prohibition-era, Dixieland, Great American Songbook and saloon classics.
A New York City native who grew up shuttling between Manhattan and Coastal Connecticut, Chamberlain moved to New Orleans in 1978 and to Southern California in 1980 before relocating to Texas in 2011.
In addition to her career as a singer and bandleader, Judy has worked behind the scenes in concert production, music contracting, jazz club music management and event music services.
She is also a journalist and broadcaster. During a three-decade residence in Southern California, she worked as a lifestyle and op-ed columnist and restaurant critic for several daily newspapers, was an on-air FM radio personality and hosted a restaurant segment on a regional cable news network.
These days, she can be found performing in upscale settings and for private events in her adopted hometown of Dallas, as well as with her beloved musicians all over the United States. She is especially happy when she’s able to help people have a glorious wedding or other milestone celebration.
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