Jazz Singer Judy Chamberlain Bio
“Judy Chamberlain knows more songs than anyone who has ever lived.” Jazz Critic Don Heckman (Village Voice, L.A. Times, International Review of Music)
New York City native Judy Chamberlain, named “one of the top jazz singers of all time” by author Scott Yanow, began singing professionally at the age of 13, shuttling between Manhattan and Connecticut to work with and learn from seasoned veterans of early jazz and swing.
During a three-decade career in Southern California, she performed and toured with her band, produced jazz concerts for Pacific Public Radio’s K-JAZZ 88.1 FM and was featured in the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival.
Along the way, she wrote about restaurants and penned society and op-ed columns.
Chamberlain’s “Dining With Judy,” a long-running feature on Newport Beach’s K-OCEAN 103.1 FM was well-known to Orange County foodies, as was her “Savoir Fare” series on The Orange County News Channel.
An avid music historian, Judy has been honored to perform for some of the composers who wrote the songs she sings.
In 1999, Paul Anka presented her with her own lyrics to his Sinatra hit, “My Way,” calling it “My Way, Her Way.”
Contact: Judy Chamberlain Music
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