News

December 2017

Hello everyone – I wish you and yours a peaceful and healthy Holiday Season! I have been blessed with much love and many activities these past months and would like to share some of what is coming up with you.

Having done several wonderful DUO concerts with the brilliant improvising guitarist Bruce Arnold this year, we are preparing to release our new ALL-IMPROVISED Electro-Acoustic recording “THAT”S WHAT THAT IS” in February of the coming year. (label tbd)

Also, I’m thrilled to be releasing a New Set of my Original Songs all with NEW LYRICS in April, 2018 on the Swiss Label Unit Records.
“LESSONS LEARNED” features my Zephyr Band with
Kenny Wessel, guitar
Bruce Arnold, processed guitar
Adam Kolker, bass clarinet, soprano and tenor sax
Ratzo Harris, bass
Bob Meyer, drums
with a European tour planned for Autumn 2018.

As for live gigs, we hope to see you at one!

Sat’y February 3, 2018 with the WIDE OPEN MUSIC series as part of:
In the Moment of Now: Joe Lovano at BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY CONCERT HALL

Saty APRIL 14 – John Menegon CD Release “Quartet East” at Kitano Jazz Club

JULY 1 – 31, 2018 Art Exhibit: Judi Silvano Paintings
The Cornwall Public Library, 395 Hudson Street, Cornwall, NY 12518

June or Sept (TBD) Art Exhibit: Judi Silvano Paintings
Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road, Greenwood Lake, NY 10925

September/October 2018 – European Tour: “LESSONS LEARNED” Zephyr Band CD

So I hope to see you somewhere along the way! best wishes to all!

June 2017

Jazz Singer Sheila Jordan  Watercolor and Ink on Rice Paper  12w x 16h

HAPPY SUMMER EVERYBODY!!!
I have some MUSIC EVENTS and ART NEWS to share with you Soooooooo, I hope you enjoy reading about what I’m up to these days!
Painting above is of SHEILA JORDAN in Watercolor and Markers on Rice Paper

I Hope to SEE you and/or HEAR FROM YOU soon!

Frederic Alarie


Int’l Society of Bassists Convention
Frederic Alarie, Acoustic Bass (Quebec)
with Judi Silvano, Voice (New York)
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

June 8, 2017, 5pm set
2 String Instruments: Bass and Voice: Acoustic and Electro-Acoustic interpretations of Standard Songs including Thelonious Monk plus Original Songs and Improvisations.
Website for Schedule
Sketch of Frederic Alarie by Judi Silvano in Quebec 2015<-


WBGO Art Gallery presents
The Art of Jazz: Performing Artists as Visual Artists
Opening Art Reception: Musicians Who Paint
The WBGO Gallery is located at 54 Park Place in Newark, NJ. It’s free and open to the public. WBGO is a wheelchair accessible facility.
Thursday, June 8, Reception 6PM – 8PM
Join us for a free gallery reception, meet the artists and enjoy a live performance. This exhibit is curated by photographer Tony Graves and WBGO host Sheila Anderson. It includes paintings and photographs by jazz musicians, including: Tony Bennett, Don Braden, Will Calhoun, Gerald Cannon, Mino Cinnelu, Honi Gordon, Dick Griffon, Oliver Lake, Peter Leitch, Carmen Lundy, Perez, Bucky Pizzarelli, Judi Silvano and Sonelius Smith.
This Gallery reception is sponsored by Wines of South Africa.
You can also visit the WBGO gallery during regular business hours, M-F, 9AM to 5PM.
WEBSITE

Neil Alexander’s Annual “Summer Solstice Concert”
Safe Harbors Lobby at The Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550
Saturday, June 17, 8pm concert
Non-Denominational Spiritually-themed Music to celebrate and welcome the Summer season with members of Neil’s group NAIL and guests from the region, including vocalist Judi Silvano. There will also be a collection of non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.
845-784-1199 and WEBSITE FOR CONCERT INFO

NYC ElectroAcoustic Festival presents: Judi Silvano and Bruce Arnold Duo “Travel Chant”
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt St), NY NY 10002
Wednesday June 21, 8pm concert
Judi Silvano, Vocals with Eventide effects and Bruce Arnold, Guitar with SuperCollider effects play “Travel Chant” from their new release “Listen To This” on Muse-Eek.
*WEBSITE for CONCERT*

Reminder: OUR NEW ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC DUO RECORDING availalble NOW!
LISTEN TO THIS!!! JUDI SILVANO and BRUCE ARNOLD Adventurous Electronic Excursions, Ruminations and Soundscapes
Electro-Acoustic Project…Guitar and Voice Duets Available for Purchase and Download
To order digital download or physical copy:
PURCHASE HERE: or Judi Silvano’s website!
COVER DESIGN of LISTEN TO THIS is by Artist Michal Shapiro.**

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Here is our first commentary!!
“This music is not jazz,” I was told by the person who asked me to write about it. Well, not that Wynton Marsalis would recognize it as such, but through all the amazing electronics, vocalist Judi Silvano’s phrasing, inflections, and improvisatory reactions and guitarist Bruce Arnold’s lush harmonies at least show jazz’s genetic imprint on this new creation...

“Remembrances” … electronically harmonized multiple Silvano voices… the slow ballad “Complete Embrace,” with no electronic manipulation of Silvano’s voice and, after the opening fanfare, a relatively straightforward wash of guitar harmonies… it’s a hybrid: half torch song, half art song, with emotiveness and lushness… Of course, the definitive breakdown of musical categorization was delivered in 1962 by Duke Ellington: “There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind.” Trust me, you should file this album in the Good Music section. Steve Holtje 2016

Landscape with Moon  Encaustic Oil  10w x 10h


More News…
I was honored with an HONORABLE MENTION last month for my painting “Landscape with Moon” by the MIDDLETOWN ART GROUP, on view at Orange County Community College! Thank you to all the judges and colleagues who voted for my Encaustic Oil Painting. Thank you for the support in what I love!

Lessons Learned FINAL cover Feb 17 small 402 x 361  54.2KB


Look for NEW CD Release and tour dates later this year!
Vocal Improvisor JUDI SILVANO mixes it up with her ZEPHYR 2-GUITAR GROUP with exciting Silvano Originals, ALL NEW LYRICS, Dance Grooves and unique Improvisations. The 2-guitar formation sets the stage for extended rhythmic interplay while the Voice with Saxophone weave the melodic fabric of these Tales of Life and Love!

Band includes: Kenny Wessel (guitar), Bruce Arnold (processed guitar), Adam Kolker (reeds), Ratzo Harris (bass), Bob Meyer ( drums), Todd Isler (percussion) and Special Guest Joe Lovano (tenor sax)! Featuring Judi’s NEW LYRICS and NEW SONGS and STORIES!<


And Remember to visit my ETSY SHOP for gift ideas that are handmade and from the heart! There are Notecards of some of my Paintings (blank inside), Fine Art Prints, Original Paintings and Recordings of music for Meditation and Healing… all available here!

Click here for:
JUDI’s ETSY SITE!


What the Critics have said about 2014’s MY DANCE, a collection of Silvano’s originals with Pianist Michael Abene:

. Peerless improvisations… Memorable lyrics… Tom Cunniffe (jazzhistoryonline.com)

Silvano has a steady stream of ideas… all her tunes deserve lyrics that would permit them to catch on as future standards. This is an intriguing set. Scott Yanow (DownBeat)

Her songs are exultant… joyous… exhilarating… swirling… finesse… Christopher Loudon (JazzTimes)

And Don’t forget you can order LISTEN TO THIS:
Click to order digital download or physical copy:
at http://muse-eek.com/listen-to-this/
Muse Eek Publishing Company MSK 303

Praying for Peace and Tolerance and
Focusing on The Beauty All Around Us and WithIn Each Of Us! ———– Happy 2017!