Judy Chamberlain

Judy Chamberlain

Dallas, TX
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2+ years ago

I originally approached Judy to provide the entertainment for a large, important function that I was arranging in California. Since I am located in Maine, our first interactions were strictly over the phone and via email. She was a joy to work with, friendly, professional and so helpful in orchestrating the event. What I was after was not the run-of-the-mill musical entertainment but a re-creation of a specific genre/era of music. She understood immediately what I was after and when I arrived for the event she and her band were ready to go, looking the part perfectly. Throughout that evening Judy showed an amazing knack for reading the audience members’ reactions and knowing exactly what they wanted to hear. Plus, there was not a request that night she couldn’t perform. She was the highlight of the night and it all looked so effortless. I hired her the very next year for the same event, no hesitation. I no longer organize that event but if I did, I would use her every time. If I have an event/party here on the east coast, I’d be seriously tempted to fly her in for it. Yes, she’s that good!

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Modern Vintage, Old Hollywood Jazz & Swing

Renowned singer/bandleader Judy Chamberlain and her band play swing music you can REALLY dance to! The Roaring Twenties, jazz and show tunes they play define Old Hollywood glamour, with a decidedly modern twist. Chamberlain does it all, sometimes int he same set! It's no coincidence many of her clients are entertainers themselves. ... read more
Renowned singer/bandleader Judy Chamberlain and her band play swing music you can REALLY dance to! The Roaring Twenties, jazz and show tunes they play define Old Hollywood glamour, with a decidedly modern twist. Chamberlain does it all, sometimes int he same set! It's no coincidence many of her clients are entertainers themselves. Bands like this really don't exist anymore, except perhaps in the movies!

"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

E-mail: judy@judychamberlain.com


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Categories: Band, Ceremony Music
Event Types: Anniversaries, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials
Established: 1989
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