May 8, 2018
TUESDAY | May 8, 2018 | 7:30pm | Music Night at Bogies | Judy Wexler (no reservations needed)
- Judy Wexler, vocals
- Jeff Colella, keys
- Chuck Manning, tenor
- Chris Colangelo, bass
- Charles Ruggiero, drums
Jazz vocalist Judy Wexler makes her debut at Bogie’s in Westlake Village on Tuesday, May 8th, accompanied by top L.A. jazz players, with pianist Jeff Colella (Lou Rawls, Jack Jones), tenor saxophonist Chuck Manning (Branford Marsalis, Cedar Walton, Charlie Haden), bassist Chris Colangelo (Arturo Sandoval, Tom Scott) and drummer Charles Ruggiero (Chuck Mangione, Molly Ringwald).
A touring and recording artist, Judy Wexler has headlined at jazz festivals, performing arts centers, and major jazz clubs both nationally and internationally. She has released four CDs which have all topped the national jazz radio charts. Known for her inventive interpretations of underexposed gems, she will perform songs associated with a diverse mix of jazz and pop legends, including King Pleasure, Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins, Blossom Dearie, Richie Havens, Rickie Lee Jones, and Bob Dylan.
With a pliably warm, lustrous sound, she has been cited repeatedly by critics as having the ability to find the essential truth of a song. Susan Stamberg of NPR said, “Based on the evidence, Judy Wexler can almost anything.” All About Jazz describes her as “more than a mere singer of songs. She’s an actress, mood painter, song archaeologist, and vocalist par excellence.” JazzTimes Magazine called her “one of the most focused, unpretentious, no-nonsense, bop-oriented jazz singers around.”
For more info: JudyWexler.com