Monday, September 3, 2012
Dallas Morning News
Name a song, and she’ll sing it.
A huge repertoire testifies to singer Judy Chamberlain’s first love: jazz.
By JON M. GILBERTSON
Jazz singer Judy Chamberlain is a New York native, and up until about a year and a half ago, she lived in Los Angeles. Now she’s in Dallas with her husband and pretty happy to be here.
“It’s just a friendly, lovable place,” she said in a phone interview. “Everyone has reached out to me here and I’ve been so lovingly accepted by the jazz community and the audience, which I did not know would happen.”
Chamberlain must at least have known that her song list would pique the interest of even the most casual jazz fan. Her repertoire includes roughly 4,000 songs, from “Ain’t She Sweet” to “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart.” Even if this number were halved, it would testify to an incredible memory.
“If I hear it, I remember it,” Chamberlain says. “I have that audio recollection. It must be some kind of extra sense. And I’ve… Read the full story »