Jazz pianist Judy Carmichael, whom critics have called 'astounding, flawless and captivating' (New York Times), is one of the leading interpreters of classic jazz piano. Ms. Carmichael has written two books on stride piano and numerous articles on the subject of jazz. She has received a number of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Grammy nomination, and toured extensively throughout the world. She has appeared frequently on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, has been featured on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, CBS Sunday Morning, and Entertainment Tonight. Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired is produced in association with Steinway & Sons. 'Judy Carmichael's music accomplishes what all great art should - feelings of joy, delight, hope and the knowledge that what you are experiencing is very real and honest. Anyone who wants some real theatre should go to one of her concerts - lots of fun.' F. Murray Abraham 'Judy Carmichael's witty, ebullient pianism recalls us to the joy of spirit in classical jazz. More power to her!' E.L. Doctorow 'How can this slender and elegant woman play with the strength of a truck driver and the energy of a Tom cat - some mysteries are meant not to be revealed.' Milton Glaser 'Judy Carmichael is a great entertainer. Her playing is masterly and her linking material show her to be a raconteur in the Ustinov mold.' Jonathan James Moore, BBC Radio '...is an exhilarating positive pianist with a virtually flawless technique.' The New York Times.