Judy Platt Jazz
Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park
A night of jazz with vocalist Judy Platt, featuring Greg Parnell on drums, Harrison Light on piano & Chuck Archard on bass.
Judy Platt was born in Florida & grew up listening to the great American songbook & southern gospel. She says, "My parents turned on the radio every morning & I heard it all day. I started singing in the choir as soon as they'd let me & sang my first solo at age 6."
She started performing professionally at age 18 & has been at it ever since. "I had the most wonderful job at Walt Disney World in Florida for 13 years! I got to sing, dance & act in everything & travel the world!” Those years also let me know & work with the wonderful FL musicians. For 5 years she was a guest vocalist at the Pori Jazz Festival in Pori, Finland where she had the honor of performing with some of the greats - James Moody, Mercer Ellington, Marion Petrescu, Onder Focan, to name a few. Her favs from her 23 years in CA are Jeff Colella, Chris Colangelo, Gabe Davis and Bruce Forman.
Outside of music Judy is a passionate, tree hugging recycler & lover of animals, especially cats.
She is a cat whisperer & has 5: Rufus, Sassafras, Priscilla, Rusty & Etta Puss - The Platt Jazz Cats!