Judi Silvano

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  • Judi Silvano’s Thelonious Monk Birthday Tribute

    This show was on Oct 17th, 2013 | 8 people watched
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MEET JUDI SILVANO…
What Judi Silvano has been able to accomplish thus far gives the appearance of multiple artists’ careers strung together — but it’s all Judi. In fact, she’s always got a new project ready to fly, oftentimes dovetailing and overlapping her previous efforts.
Born in Philadelphia, with a degree in both Music and Dance from Temple University, Judi made her way to... more

MEET JUDI SILVANO…
What Judi Silvano has been able to accomplish thus far gives the appearance of multiple artists’ careers strung together — but it’s all Judi. In fact, she’s always got a new project ready to fly, oftentimes dovetailing and overlapping her previous efforts.
Born in Philadelphia, with a degree in both Music and Dance from Temple University, Judi made her way to New York City where she launched her career as an improviser — of dance at first. But jazz would not be far behind.
An alchemist of music and movement, her career as a choreographer and dancer led her straight to NYC’s downtown music scene where her improvisational spirit could run free. It also steered her toward what would become a long-term collaboration with saxophonist Joe Lovano that began in 1980 and continues to this day.
To date, Judi Silvano has 10 recordings to her credit, including 1997′s “Vocalise” on the Blue Note label and a landmark duo recording with Billie Holiday’s last accompanist, the great pianist Mal Waldron, “Riding A Zephyr”, released in 2002 on Soul Note Records. She’s led multiple vocal groups from Voices of Juniper to Voices Together, won numerous awards and grants (Meet the Composer and New York State Council on the Arts two times), been named one of the Top 10 Vocalists in Downbeat magazine four times and has contributed as a jazz journalist to All About Jazz & Jazz Improv Magazine for several years.
As a progressive composer and arranger, Judi’s work has been recognized by the industry in many ways, including taking First Prize in The Brooklyn Lager Band Search at the original Knitting Factory and Best Jazz Vocalist of the Hudson Valley. Silvano has written over 45 pieces for jazz and chamber music ensembles as well as a-capella vocal arrangements, incorporating improvisation with written material. She’s performed at a multitude of festivals and concert houses around the globe, and collaborated with a who’s who list of world class musicians.
Silvano’s latest recordings are both surprising and diverse in her growing body of work. “Sound Garden – Spirit Music” is the first in a series of CDs of music for healing meditation that Judi improvised along with sax great Joe Lovano.
Her jazz offering “Let Yourself Go” was a loving 80th birthday gift to her mother of her favorite standards arranged by Michael Abene for an all-star Sextet.
“Women’s Work” was released June, 2007 as a homage to the under-recorded works by great American women composers such as Mary Lou Williams, Abbey Lincoln, Blossom Dearie, Sheila Jordan, Carla Bley, Bessie Smith, Meredith D’Ambrosio and band members Janice Friedman and Silvano herself.
Silvano’s immense musicality blooms on her “Cleome: Live Takes” released in 2008. Keenly dedicated to her adventuring approach to songcraft, Silvano gives us an evocative glimpse into the soul of her creative personality and love of collaboration.
Her latest recording “Indigo Moods”, released on Jazzed Media Records in April 2012, shows Silvano ability to synthesize her years of singing favored jazz repertoire with her playful sense of improvising!
Judi has recently shifted her creative focus to drawing and painting, an alternate manner which she has used over the years to express her amazement of the beautiful world around her! Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of the outdoors, her watercolors and pastel paintings include outdoor landscapes and country scenes from her home in the Hudson Valley, scenes taken from her worldwide travels, seasonal still life paintings and an array of abstract works on the previous themes!
After taking classes for only a year at the esteemed Wallkill River School of Art, Judi was asked to exhibit her paintings in May, 2013 as an “Emerging Artist” in the Wallkill School’s Gallery.
Participating in this summer’s 2013’s “Artists On Campus” show at Mt. St. Mary College in Newburgh, NY. Judi received the “Mary Evelyn Whitehill Award” for one of her watercolors in the juried section!
In September, Judi’s opening reception of her 2-month long “one-woman” show at Mane on Madison in Wyckoff NJ brought a large, appreciative crowd which was amazed at how this world renowned musician has so easily transformed into a professional painter with the same warmth and insight as she shows with her music! Please visit Judi’s website at www.judisilvano.com.

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