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Judy Wexler

Cover: $20 // Show: 8:00pm

A touring and recording artist, Judy Wexler has headlined at jazz festivals, performing arts centers, and major jazz clubs both nationally and internationally.

She has released four CDs that have all topped the national jazz charts. A natural storyteller with a distinctive voice full of shadings, she knows how to dig into a song and find its essence. Displaying an unerring ear for underexposed gems and possessing a pliably warm, lustrous sound, she will perform songs associated with a diverse mix of jazz and pop legends, including King Pleasure, Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins, Richie Havens, Rickie Lee Jones, Carole King, Harry Nillson, and Bob Dylan. 

“Based on the evidence, Judy Wexler can sing almost anything” – Susan Stamberg, NPR

“Vocalist Judy Wexler is more than a mere singer of songs. She’s an actress, mood painter, song archaeologist and vocalist par excellence, designations that merge in her marvelous musical pursuits. One of the most highly respected vocal artists on the West Coast, a sense of clarity and truthfulness shines through on every number. Wexler’s acting credentials no doubt help her in this regard, but it never sounds like she’s acting. When Judy Wexler sings a song, it becomes her song and her story, period. What I See, much like Wexler’s prior albums, is a marvel of sincerity and beauty.” – All About Jazz 

“Judy Wexler has a solid reputation among jazz critics and other musicians. She is also an actor who has appeared on television and in the theater, and that background perhaps accounts for her ability to capture the meaning of a song and tell its story. She hits the right emotional notes to give listeners a sense of what a song is telling us, and her skills as a jazz singer give her interpretations rhythmic excitement and unpredictability. Wexler can reinvigorate a pop tune and remind us why it grabbed us in the first place. She deserves comparison with the very best jazz singers working today.” – Soundstage Experience

"One of the most focused, unpretentious, no-nonsense, bop-oriented jazz singers around."  --JazzTimes

“One of the top jazz singers based in Los Angeles today” – Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene

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