You’re invited to an unforgettable evening with internationally-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated swing pianist, vocalist, radio host, and author, JUDY CARMICHAEL,   Continuing her world-wide promotional book tour with a series of live recitals and concerts in the Phoenix area, Judy will conduct an intimate recital, book/cd signing party and “meet and greet” event at Riverton Piano Company Peoria’s recital hall Thursday, September 7 (7pm) as part of Riverton’s “Piano Education Partnership” community outreach program.

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Harnessing the energy and excitement of “Main Street, USA,” Grammy-nominated swing pianist, Judy Carmichael’s virtuosity, clever humor, and vibrant personality win her instant fans worldwide.  The New Yorker says “Carmichael is a forceful, energetic, fireballing pianist who has no problem winning over an audience.”  The San Francisco Examiner says “Judy Carmichael is a versatile, exhilarating mainstream pianist.”

“Judy is the perfect kickoff for our PEP Program’s return to live, in-person concert events,” says Riverton’s General Manager, James Harding.  “It’s rare to find an exceptional pianist who is also an exceptional entertainer.  Judy reminds us that piano lessons aren’t just good discipline.  They’re also great fun!”

Also a respected radio host and producer, Judy’s groundbreaking public radio show “Jazz Inspired” is broadcast on over 170 stations throughout North America and abroad.  “Jazz Inspired is also broadcast on the NPR channel (Channel 122 of Sirius XM Satellite Radio. The show – currently celebrating its 23rd anniversary – presents celebrated artists from a variety of mediums and engages these artists in discussions about their creative process and how their passion for jazz has inspired their work. Guests, such as actor Robert Redford, director Seth McFarland and singer/songwriter Billy Joel, share their favorite recordings as well as insight into their life and art.

RIVERTON PIANO COMPANY will present JUDY CARMICHAEL on Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 PM in the Riverton Piano Company Peoria recital hall.  Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for students (PEP Members are encouraged to contact James or Gary at (480) 905-8888 for information on discounted VIP tickets.)  The atmosphere will be casual and appropriate for all ages.  For ticket reservations and information, please call (480) 905-8888 or reserve online.