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with B3 Hammond organ extraordinaire Judy Blair teams with tenor sax great Houston Person, drummer Alvin Queen, bassist Reggie Johnson, and guitarist Donny Blair to provide a wonderful mix of classic jazz swing, blues, and beautiful originals.

9 MP3 Songs in this album (58:55) !
Related styles: Jazz: Hammond Organ, Blues: Jazzy Blues, Featuring Saxophone

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JUDY BLAIR was born in East Texas and has been singing and playing the piano, synthesizer and the Hammond B3 organ professionally for more than 40 years.

JUDY has performed solo and with groups all over the UNITED STATES in places like NEWYORK, DALLAS, SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, PEBBLE BEACH, CARMEL, RENO, SANTA FE, and many other cities including a three year stint in NEW ORLEANS playing with the best. She also performed during a two year period in the CARIBBEAN and has appeared on JAPANESE television in a travel series about CALIFORNIA. She has played numerous jazz and blues concerts, festivals and clubs in FRANCE as well as in other parts of EUROPE.

1997 - She recorded and produced an album in FRANCE, âLES COULEURS DU NOIR ET BLANCâ on which she plays solo piano and sings ballads and American Standards. It includes original compositions by JUDY.

1999 - She recorded a second CD in DALLAS, TEXAS called âTHE OTHER PLACEâ in collaboration with her brother DONNY BLAIR on guitar, BRUCE TATE on electric bass and DINO VERA on drums. On it, she plays piano and Hammond B3 organ and it includes original pieces by both JUDY and DONNY BLAIR.

2000 - She recorded a third one âCLOSE ENCOUNTERâ in NEW YORK, playing the
Hammond B3 organ with HOUSTON PERSON (tenor-sax), ALVIN QUEEN (drums),
REGGIE JOHNSON (bass) and DONNY BLAIR (guitar). Like the others, this CD included original material.
âDJAZâ records, label # 545-2 - DAM distribution, # 2455.

2005 - Her fourth CD âSUNSHINEâ was recorded in DALLAS, TEXAS. She sings, plays piano and Hammond B3 along with her brother DONNY BLAIR (guitar), ABDU SALIM (tenor sax), CHRISTIAN (Ton Ton) SALUT (drums) and guest artist LUCKY PETERSON (vocals, piano and Hammond B3). All the songs on this album were written by JUDY and one was co-written with LUCKY PETERSON.
âBLACK & BLUEâ n° 692. 2 - SOCADISC Distribution.
All four CDs were positively received and reviewed by notable jazz magazines, etc...

JUDY BLAIR now resides in SOUTHWEST FRANCE near Cahors in the Quercy region.
She continues to record and perform at festivals, concerts, clubs as a solo artist as well as with different musical formations and spends part of her time writing and composing music.

For bookings and information regarding JUDY BLAIR, please call:
JBL Productions in France at 05 65 21 23 62. International : (33) 5 65 21 23 62
Cell phone, France: 06 74 49 70 49, International:(33) 6 74 49 70 49
E-mail : < [email protected]:// >. Or by going on Google, typing Judy Blair Jazz & Blues.


JAZZ & BLUES Concerts & Festivals
MARCIAC Jazz Festival, 1995 duo, 1998 â BLUES ETC...quartet, and 2006 quartet
AIGUILLON Jazz Festival,1995 duo, 1996-1997 solo, 1998 quartet, 2003 trio, invited guest 2005.
MONTAUBAN Jazz Festival, 1995,1996,1998 trio, 1999 quartet.
MIREPOIX Jazz Festival, 1996 solo
CAHORS Blues, solo 1996, trio 2009-Concerts SOS New Orleans 2005,Haïti 2010
LE TOUQUET Jazz Festival, 1996 solo.
VILLENEUVE SUR LOT Jazz and Blues Festival,1997 solo.
SAINT FLOUR Jazz en Auvergne, 1999 solo.
VIC LE COMTE Jazz en Auvergne,1999 trio.
MONTLOUIS SUR LOIRE Jazz en Touraine, âBLUES ETC.. â 1999 quartet.
TOULOUSE Jazz sur son 31, 2000 quartet.
RIOM International Piano Festival, 2002 trio.
MONSÉGUR 24 hours swing in Monségur, 2004 quartet, 2008 quartet.
ENGHIEN-LES-BAINS (Mayday Music for Louisiana) 2005.
VAISON la ROMAINE Blues and Jazz Festival in Vaison, 2006 trio, 2008 trio.
MAXOU Film Festival, 2007 quartet.
AGEN Festival des Soirs d'Étés 2009.
SOUILLAC An hour of organ B3 concert 2009.
ALBAS in solo piano 2009.
ABBAYE NOUVELLE Concert in quintet with GARY BROOKER 2010.
AUTUMN JAZZ FESTIVAL in CASTILLA, Nov. and Dec. 2000 with the âJUDY BLAIRâ trio. JUDY BLAIR, piano, Hammond B3 organ and vocals, ALVIN QUEEN, drums, REGGIE JOHNSON, bass. In LEON, VALLADOLID, PALENCIA, ZAMORA.
REUS, INTERNATIONAL Jazz Festival âJAZZ REUSâ 2007 trio.
TABARKA, Jazz Festival, 2006 quartet.
SYRACUSE and CATANIA, Jazz festival 2007 "Queens of Swing Trio"
WOKING concert for the new year 2009-2010, on organ Hammond B3, guest of GARY BROOKER and ERIC CLAPTON .

JUDY has entertained at many public and private events all over FRANCE with concerts in CAHORS, TOULOUSE, BORDEAUX, PARIS, etc...and has been a guest on several live radio programs.
âDJAZ RECORDSâ gave a press preview and release party for her third album
âCLOSE ENCOUNTERâ at the Paris jazz club âLe Caveau de la Huchetteâ.
âDJAZ RECORDSâ label #DJ 545-2, âDAMâ distribution #2455.
She played three concerts for âJAZZ AU MERCUREâ in TOULOUSE in 2006 and two soirées at the âMERIDIENâ in PARIS for the release of her most recent CD âSUNSHINEâ on âBLACK & BLUEâ label # 692.2. âSOCADISCâ Distribution 2007.
She can be seen on Internet, on Google, by typing "JUDY BLAIR JAZZ & BLUES.

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