Judy Carmichael biography

Judy Carmichael

Jazz Pianist, Film actor

1957 –


Who is Judy Carmichael?

Judy Carmichael is a Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and vocalist who is one of the few jazz pianists honored as a Steinway Artist.

She specializes in a rare form of pre-1950's jazz, stride piano, where the pianist plays the bass line of the music with their left hand. and swing jazz.

"What made me unusual when I started doing that was that all the people playing stride were big men, and I was a surfer girl from California," she told the New York Times.

Carmichael is listed in American Women in Jazz, Who’s Who in American Woman, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry in America, Who’s Who in the World and in the “Encyclopedia of Jazz”.

On radio, Ms. Carmichael has been a guest performer on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and also made radio appearances on NPR’s Morning Edition. She primarily appears on radio as the host of Public Radio's Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired, a radio program that interviews creative people from all walks of life who talk about their creative process, and how their interest in jazz has affected that process.


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Nov 27, 1957
Southern California
Also known as
  • Judith Lea Hohenstein
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013

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