Carmen Lundy (ReVoice)
@ the PizzaExpress Jazz Club
17 - 18 October 2014
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Born in Miami, Florida, Carmen Lundy has been performing as a Jazz
vocalist and composer for at least three decades. She has been inspired
and encouraged by her mother (a respected gospel singer). Lundy
studied piano from the age of six. She would later follow her mother
by joining the church junior choir. Her passion and determination
would lead her into performing at local high schools as part of
the vocal duo “Steph and Tret”. Her first recording,
“The Price Of Silence” would soon follow.
Lundy studied opera at The University Of Miami, but later converted
to Jazz and never looked back. She performed at clubs in Miami and
travelled to Europe and North Africa, after graduating with a degree
in Studio Music & Jazz. Lundy moved to New York in 1978 and
began performing throughout the Tri-State area, Harlem and Greenwich
Lundy also finds the time to teach and offers master classes across
the globe from Australia, Denmark and Japan. She has participated
in many programmes such as The Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program,
where both Carmen and her brother Curtis (an established bassist)
have performed as guest artists. Lundy’s paintings have been
exhibited in New York at the Jazz Gallery in Soho, The Jazz Bakery
and the Madrid Theatre in Los Angeles. She also includes samples
of her work within the booklets in her albums.
Not content with all the above activity, Lundy still finds time
to perform in theatre plays. She has performed the lead role as
‘Billie Holiday’ in the Off-Broadway play “They
Were All Gardenias”, as well as taking the lead in “Duke
Ellington’s’ “Sophisticated Ladies”. Her
television debut came as the star of the CBS pilot- special “Shangri-La
Plaza” in the role of Geneva.
Lundy still continues to work on many projects, while composing
and recording new material. Her “Something To Believe In”
2003 release brought her an even larger audience. This will no doubt
increase as her work continues to reach even greater heights.
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