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Judi Jackson Live in London debut album released 5th October 2018 The rise of Judi Jackson continues with her debut album Live In London , performed and recorded in front of a live audience at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London. While Judi was performing at the theatre run of Cafe Society Swing back in June this year, this fantastic album of original tracks was recorded and played out to a 350 strong audience, along with some of the best musicians in the business. Judi s ever-growing fan base was in attendance, and fans were invited to apply via instagram and Jazz FM, and it wasn t long before all the tickets had gone. The album being Judi s debut is a dream come true for her and an important part of her artistic journey as a songwriter and musician. The recording comprising 14 tracks was captured in one take lasting 1hr 50 mins and simply blew away the audience with Judi s original music. The vibe created at this iconic venue by Judi s 11-piece band and special guest musicians, Reuben James, Sarah Tandy and Jay Phelps was something to behold - and everyone present witnessed something very special. Audience reaction to the live recording was overwhelming with quotes such as: This performance was just mind blowing, I have not witnessed such a band and performer with the energy that Judi showed, just awesome. One expectant mother reported: The unborn baby was moving and kicking along to the music, a definite fan of the future! The Live in London album cover, has an iconic image of Judi showing that artistry is not just in the listening but also the visual aspects of her work.
A multi-talented actor and jazz vocalist from Roanoke, Virginia USA born in 1993.
At the age of 14 Judi was fortunate enough to meet Wynton Marsalis at the Jefferson Center performance hall after a show. He sent her a box of music the following Christmas that became the seed of inspiration for her development as a jazz vocalist. She began listening to and studying the sounds of Blossom Dearie, Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mahalia Jackson, amongst many other greats. She continued studying over the next several years and started gaining more experience as a performer by opening for acts such as Mavis Staples. Shortly thereafter she released her first album, “Crashing down” with Judi and the Giants, on the Music Lab's label. Judi has shared the stage with Snarky Puppy, and recorded her original piece, “Only Love”, last spring with the Grammy award winning group.