Audiences have enjoyed Judy’s well-trained, uniquely personal and emotive voice on all types of stages. Big bands, small jazz combos, world-class pianists, professional theater companies, and vocal ensembles have all benefited from her love of swing, jazz, musical theater, cabaret, and classical music.
For several years, Judy was the regular vocalist at the world-famous Eddie Condon’s Nightclub in New York City. Other New York appearances included Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tarrytown Music Hall, and the historic Roseland Ballroom. Recently, Judy completed a 40-concert nationwide tour that presented two programs, “When Broadway Meets Swing Street” and “The Magic of Swing Street”. She performed at the 2007 Elkhart Jazz Festival in Indiana, and the New Jersey JazzFest. In 2008, she was featured in the program "Lionel, Red & Bunny" at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho, performed vocal jazz workshops at the University of Idaho and La Jolla High School, and presented "When Broadway Meets Swing Street" at the Pink Church in Pompano Beach, FL as part of their Spire Series. 2009 brought Judy to the North Carolina Jazz Festival.
Judy's CD “When Broadway Meets Swing Street,” merges show tunes with the world of swing. The results are exciting, unusual, sometimes mellow, and always friendly to the ear.
Nationally, she has performed at such prestigious venues as the Denver Civic Center, Arena Stage and the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC, Eisenhower Hall (at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY), the Johnny Carson Theater in Norfolk, NE, and the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. She was musical director of the New Horizons Vocal Jazz Ensemble in Manhattan, Judy has recorded with the Ed Polcer Swingtet, Lance Hayward Singers, Westfair Chamber Singers, as well as the Stan Rubin Swing Orchestra. Currently, she acts as a vocal coach, and has been a music instructor for several years at the Welbourne Jazz Camp in Virginia.
Judy has appeared in numerous theater productions, including the Bucks County circuit (Falmouth, Woodstock, Pocono, Bucks County Playhouses), John Harms Center for the Performing Arts, Yorktown Performing Arts Center, and Guild Hall in Easthampton. Some of her favorite roles include ‘Mrs. Brice’ in Funny Girl, ‘Golde’ in Fiddler on the Roof, ‘Fraulein Schneider’ in Cabaret, ‘Mother Superior’ in Nunsense, ‘Babe’ in The Pajama Game, ‘Ruth’ in Pirates of Penzance, and ‘Dorothy Brock’ in 42nd Street. Recently, she performed in a two-woman show for the New Orleans Fringe Festival entitled "Friends, Flirts and Foes".
Her rich voice, warm personality, and thorough understanding of genres, history, and theory, result in an intimate connection between Judy and her audience.