Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Swing! I Go For That, a live, in-person concert with Grammy-nominated pianist and singer Judy Carmichael and special guests, on Saturday, December 4 at 8 p.m. at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
The evening marks Carmichael’s first live concert at the Bay Street Theater in two years, showcasing his signature blend of swing music, sassy humor and sultry vocals – think meeting Fats Wallers Peggy lee meets Paula Poundstone. Masks and vaccination documents required to enter.
Tickets start at $ 35 and are available at the box office by calling 631 725 9500 Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. baystreet.org.
Judy Carmichael and her trio-bassist Pat O’Leary and guitarist Chris Flory-will browse the favorites of the Gershwins’ Great American Songbook and Cole porter To Harold Arlen and Randy Newman. Judy was the first female musician to perform at the Bay Street Theater, shortly after it opened, and the December 4 concert will be her first live concert at the theater in two years, making it a party night on many levels and a way ideal for getting started in the holiday season.Grammy-nominated pianist and singer Judy Carmichael is one of the world’s leading stride and swing performers. Counting base Nicknamed “Stride”, in recognition of the mastery with which she plays this technically and physically demanding style of jazz piano. Judy’s vocal debut on her CD Come and Get It features her singing debut on everything from Peggy lee from inspired standards, to humorous interpretations of Fats Waller tunes. Her first fully vocal CD I Love Being Here With You followed, which is also her first with someone else playing the piano, in this case the great Mike Renzi (currently musical director of Tony Bennett) with Harry allen on saxophone and Jay leonhart on bass. NPR and podcast fans know about Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired, Judy’s weekly show interviewing famous jazz-inspired creators from Neil deGrasse Tyson to Jane lynch. The show airs locally on WLIW 88.3 FM on Sundays at 7 p.m. Originally from California, Judy Carmichael moved to New York City in the early 1980s and has since maintained a busy concert schedule around the world. She has toured for the United States News Agency in India, Portugal, Brazil and Singapore. In 1992, Carmichael was the first US government sponsored jazz musician to tour China. The musician who critics have called “amazing, perfect and captivating” (The New York Times) has performed in a variety of venues, from Carnegie Hall at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice (the first concert ever presented by the museum) to programs with Joel gray, Michael Feinstein, Steve ross, and the Smothers brothers. Additionally, Ms. Carmichael has performed comedy sketches and performed her music on radio and television, and has given private recitals for everyone from Rod stewart and Robert redford to President Clinton and Gianni Agnelli.Bay Street Theater is a fully vaccinated company. The building and theater have been renovated with improved ventilation, and all entries are available through a contactless ticket office. All participants must present proof of vaccination and must wear a mask for the duration of the show. No food or drink will be allowed in the theater. For the complete list of COVID-19 security procedures and guidelines for in-person events, please visit us online at baystreet.org.Bay Street Theater is a year-round, non-profit professional theater and community cultural center that strives to innovate, educate and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. It serves as a social and cultural gathering place, educational resource and home for a community of artists.