Jazz artist, Judy Carmichael, is Tom Needham’s special guest this Thursday on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’
Stony Brook, NY - Sept. 11, 2018 - Sag Harbor’s Judy Carmichael, is Tom Needham’s featured guest this Thursday at 6 pm EST on WUSB’s the ‘Sounds of Film.’ They will be discussing her humorous autobiographical collection of essays “Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventures from Hollywood to Harlem.”
Judy Carmichael is one of the world’s leading interpreters of classic swing and stride piano. Her first recording, “Two-Handed Stride,” received a Grammy nomination. She has been featured on countless television and radio shows including “A Prairie Home Companion,” NPR’s “Morning Edition,” CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” CNN’s “Business Unusual,” and “Entertainment Tonight.”
In 2000, Carmichael created the show “Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired.” She continues to produce and host the the program which airs on NPR and SiriusXm. Through the years, she has interviewed creative people who have been inspired in some way by jazz. Some of her guests include Seth MacFarlane, Billy Joel, Robert Redford and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Her book, “Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventure from Hollywood to Harlem” is a collection of hilarious essays, in the David Sedaris tradition, about her life as a beauty queen, actress, pool shark, quarterback and jazz musician.
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“The Sounds of Film” is the nation’s longest running film and music themed radio show. For the past 30 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live worldwide on the internet. Past people interviewed for the show include Dionne Warwick, Julie Andrews, Cheech and Chong, Billy Joel, Alexander Payne, Lalo Schifrin , Peter Yarrow, and Peter Fonda.