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Judi Silvano

What Judi Silvano has been able to accomplish thus far gives the appearance of multiple artists' careers strung together—but it's all Judi. In fact, she's always got a new project ready to fly, oftentimes dovetailing and overlapping her previous efforts.

Born in Philadelphia, with a degree (in both Music and Dance) from Temple University, Judi made her way to New York City in 1976 where she launched her career as an improviser—of dance at first. But jazz would not be far behind.

An alchemist of music and movement, her career as a choreographer and dancer led her straight to NYC's downtown music scene where her improvisational spirit could run free. It also steered her toward what would become a long-term collaboration with saxophonist Joe Lovano that began in 1980 and continues to this day. Throughout the '80s, you could alsofind Judi on any given Monday night at the Village Vanguard where the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra held forth, soaking in the great charts of Thad Jones. Before long, Judi could sing along with all the lead trumpet parts. You can trace the roots of her unique horn-like approach to vocalizing directly to this experience.

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My Dance
My Dance
JSL Records
2015
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Indigo Moods
Indigo Moods
Jazzed Media
2012
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Cleome: Live Takes
Cleome: Live Takes
JSL Records
2008
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Women's Work
JSL Records
2007
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Women's Work: Live at Sweet Rhythm
Women's Work: Live at...
JSL Records
2007
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Judi Silvano: Let Yourself Go
Judi Silvano: Let...
Zoho Music
2004
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