Modern Vintage, Old Hollywood Jazz & Swing
"Mesmerizing!" All-Music Guide
At Judy Chamberlain Jazz & Swing, we're dedicated to helping you have a magical wedding that's uniquely your own. We LISTEN intently to what you tell us, then translate it into a fabulous musical soundtrack that reflects your tastes, your life and your love and the promise of your future together. World-class jazz musicians who play rock & roll, swing, pop, country and so much more, our versatile band members are internationally known. You've heard them on your favorite albums and seen them on many popular TV shows. Some are Grammy winners.
Our talented personnel have toured and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore, The Temptations, The Commodores, The Supremes, The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, Norah Jones, Elvis, Chuck Berry and Michael Buble, to name just a few.
We play the glamorous, romantic and exciting music of the 1920's, 1930's, 1940's, 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. Think Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers & Hart, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Buble, Harry Connick, Jr. and Mad Men and you pretty much have the picture. Bands like ours don't really exist anymore, except perhaps in the movies.
"Chamberlain’s easygoing interaction with her listeners transforms celebrations into marvelously spontaneous events.” Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
We're small enough to fit in a telephone booth, but prefer larger spaces whenever possible. We navigate parking lots, loading docks and site managers gracefully. We respect confidentiality, exclusive private estates, hotels, country clubs, event coordinators and party planners. Long-distance planning for destination and celebrity weddings is a specialty, and we often get the “first call" before the date has been set or the venue booked. In our hands and through the magic of live music, your entire wedding becomes a seamlessly-orchestrated Hollywood extravaganza.
It's no coincidence that many of our clients are entertainers themselves.
“Judy Chamberlain has mastered the art of mesmerizing both the audience and her own band.” All-Music Guide
I don't know how she recalls this stuff, because she's too young." Al Rudis, Long Beach Press Telegram
“You’re just like the ‘Old Man,’ cookie.” Al Viola, longtime guitarist for Frank Sinatra
Critically-acclaimed interpreters of the Great American Songbook, we play all the great music the music popularized by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, The Mills Brothers, The Boswell Sisters, Peggy Lee, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Dinah Washington, Dean Martin, Louis Prima, The Platters, Bobby Darin, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, The Beatles, Nina Simone, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Michael Buble and many more.
If Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rogers & Hart, Rogers & Hammerstein, George & Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen or Hoagy Carmichael wrote it, you can bet it's in our bottomless repertoire! We also adore anything associated with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and cinema noir movies, and play all of that music, too! ALL of it!
A fourth-generation musician and native New Yorker named "one of the top jazz singers of all time" by author Scott Yanow, journalist and music historian Judy Chamberlain has been featured on E! Entertainment, The Style Network, ABC’s “The Bachelor” and in The Playboy Jazz Festival.
Guests at weddings and events often think they're listening to a CD until they make their way through the crowd, look up at the stage and realize we're a live band.
"Hi from Toronto...you were awesome in Palm Springs, one of the best in the biz!" Naz Melconian, Videographer
"Judy Chamberlain sings 'At Last' better than Etta James." Shari Lightstone, Phoenix, AZ
“Singer Judy Chamberlain solidly affirms the music’s far-reaching vitality. " Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
"I LOVE YOU JUDY CHAMBERLAIN!" Jonne-Marie Switzler, Manager/Playboy Jazz Festivals
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