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Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy (ReVoice)
@ the PizzaExpress Jazz Club
17 - 18 October 2014

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Biography

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 Village.

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.

Robin Francis
© Michael Valentine Studio Ltd.

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Patrice Rushen

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Jamison Ross

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Carmen Lundy & Band

Carmen Lundy & Band Jamison Ross

 

 

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Recommended
Listening

Each one of Carmen's albums is in a class by itself!
If I had to choose a favourite. It would be “Self Portrait”, which includes the magical,
“These things you are to me” and “Old Friend”.
For those who still prefer the warmth & 'detail' from the beloved vinyl format,
the album "Changes" is available now at www.purepleasurerecords.com

Changes This is Carmen Lundy Come Home
Moment To Moment Self Portrait Old Devil Moon Something To Believe In

 

Further
Recommended
Viewing

Click Carmen Lundy's image below to view her photographs and read her review @ Ronnie Scott's, 2005,
or Patrice Rushen's image to see her @ the Indigo 02, 2011...

Carmen Lundy @ Ronnie Scott's 2005 (click to go to her page) Patrice Rushen @ the Indigo 02, 2011 (click to go to her page)

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