Judy Wexler

“To merit being called a jazz singer you have to have something to say-your own story-as it moves you the and there.” …. Nat Hentoff

Vocalist Judy Wexler has been garnering rave reviews and fans across the country and around the world. A touring and recording artist, she has headlined at jazz festivals, performing arts centers and major jazz clubs both nationally and internationally. She released her 4th CD, “What I See,” in September 2013 on the Jazzed Media label. Receiving wide national jazz radio airplay and stellar reviews, “What I See” showcases Wexler’s close creative ties to her longtime pianist/arranger and co-producer Jeff Colella. Music Man Blog calls the CD “one of the best jazz albums of the year!”

Judy is widely known as a straight-ahead jazz singer and an inspired interpreter of lyrics, who has been cited repeatedly by critics as having the rare ability to find the essential truth of a song. She displays an unerring ear for underexposed gems and possesses a pliably warm, lustrous sound.

Judy’s debut CD, Easy on the Heart in 2005, made radio waves and introduced her to a wide jazz audience. Dreams & Shadows, her 2008 follow-up, debuted at #2 on the national JazzWeek chart and confirmed her ability to find great songs and effortlessly bring them to life. Judy was interviewed on NPR Weekend Edition with Susan Stamberg, who said, “From the evidence on her new second album, Dreams & Shadows, Judy Wexler can sing almost anything.” Under a Painted Sky, Judy’s 3rd CD, which was released in 2011 and topped the jazz charts, as well as receiving a four star review in Downbeat, once again married her expressive storytelling and out-of-the-box song selections with the richly harmonic arrangements of pianist Alan Pasqua. Jazzreview.com raved, “This recording should be in the true Jazzophiles collection — it gets no better!”

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JAZZTIMES ”Though Judy Wexler’s reputation as one of the West Coast’s most compelling vocalists was cemented some time ago, What I See, her fourth release, suggests a heightened maturity, an even greater sense of assured imagination. Much like Abbey Lincoln—and at this point in Wexler’s musical progress, the comparison is quite valid—her skills as an actress are skillfully exercised, adding vivid shadings to her interpretations.”

ALL ABOUT JAZZ “Judy Wexler is more than a mere singer of songs. She’s an actress, mood painter, song archaeologist, and vocalist par excellence

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Discography

Crowded Heart

Crowded Heart

Jewel City Jazz
2019

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What I See

What I See

Jazzed Media
2013

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Under A Painted Sky

Under A Painted Sky

Jazzed Media
2011

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Dreams and Shadows

Dreams and Shadows

Jazzed Media
2009

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Dreams & Shadows

Dreams & Shadows

Jazzed Media
2008

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Easy On The Heart

Easy On The Heart

Rhombus Records
2005

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