News

November 2014

SPECIAL SALE for the end of the year and Holidays!

Purchase anything on my site and get a 2nd CD FREE from my catalogue! Just click on the cd of your choice and purchase it through JazzCorner/ JazzCares and then let me know which of my other cd’s you would like so I can send you both cd’s!!!! Make sure you include your email and street address!

I am thrilled to say that my new recording MY DANCE featuring the amazing pianist/arranger MICHAEL ABENE will be released officially on January 6, 2015!!! Look for appearances next Spring to present this Duo format of my original compositions, some with lyrics and others leaving the story line to the listener’s imagination.

It’s a duo project of deep collaborations and intimate moments interpreting my melodies and stories. We have worked in concert settings together for the past 3 years and finally went into the studio to capture our rapport on tape! After my last few projects of “famous music” and Standard songs (including the Trio recording INDIGO MOODS with Freddie Jacobs and Peter Tomlinson, of which I am very proud!!!) I feel motivated to document my own imagination at play and create some new ideas and sounds! There are some new songs and I’ve added lyrics to some older tunes which re-shaped them. Doing a few gigs was so much fun! Michael Abene is a true Original himself and his amazing re-harmonizations were wonderfully challenging… By the way, we recorded at The Upland Studio in Kingston, NY with John Menegon engineering and I can highly recommend them for any group up to a Quintet, I think!

In addition, I’m excited to be part of JOE LOVANO’s new VILLAGES RHYTHMS BAND that was recorded during our live engagement in June at the famed Blue Note Club in NYC: an explosively fabulous Lovano-led experience! A Blue Note Records recording is slated for release in late 2015 or early 2016. We will be travelling in Europe during late April and early May, and then in the USA during June.

I’ll also continue to show my PAINTINGS with new works emerging all the time. I continue to sstudy the mediums of Watercolor, Oils, Pastels and Encaustic Paints and have had several of my paintings hung in Galleries in New York and the Midwest this year. Please visit my Events Page to see if I’ll be coming to your area, and please come and say hello!!!!

So please visit the video’s combining my Music and Paintings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehNSgG9ei7A

It’s a pretty full life and one of my biggest joys is sharing life’s experiences with my amazing partner, Joe Lovano. We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary this past year and I am grateful for all the blessings our partnership has allowed both of us.

May 2014

We are coming out of this Loooooong Winter and Spring is really taking it’s time this year! I’ve been so delighted by the flowering trees and bushes and now  things are finally starting to POP into bloom all around… if it would just stop raining!

I have a new CD of my original songs played in duo with the Masterful pianist Michael Abene and very excited that the project is Mastered and ready to go!  I’m working on a painting/ collage for the cover and not sure if I want to tackle getting the project on Kickstarter and pondering if I have the time and commitment to go that route.  The CD is called OUR WORLD and I will keep you informed as things move along.

Also, I was pleasantly surprised to win FIRST PRIZE for one of my Pastel Paintings “Seventh Avenue South at Night” at the Mt. St. Mary College’s Artists on Campus annual show.  It was a pleasure to exhibit about 20 of my watercolors, oils and pastels along with so many other artists and it was great that my husband Joe could hang out with me for the day enjoying the whole scene.

Speaking of Joe, I’m singing with Joe Lovano’s new VILLAGE RHYTHM BAND all next week at the Blue Note Club on West 3rd Street in NYC’s Greenwich Village… Tuesday May 26 – Sunday June 1; 2 shows a night, make reservations if you can make it down – Hope to see you there! I’m very excited about the amazing and groovulating music that Joe has written and excited to be part of his band which will feature:  Liberty Ellman on guitar; Abdou M’Boop on percussion; Tim Hagans on trumpet; Otis Brown II on drums; Joe Lovano on reeds and myself finding a vocal groove to dance with!

Happy Spring everyone – peace and love to all – we are so blessed and practicing gratitude is the way to connect all our spirits as one.

April 2014

With Spring finally inching forward to relieve us from this long and very cold winter… I have renewed Energy in my Musical Life! I’m having FUN putting together some ideas that I’ve sketched out the past few years and reconvened my QUINTET to premiere a number of NEW SONGS AND LYRICS, so I hope you can join us on April 6th at the WHY NOT? CAFÉ in NYC. I’m working on some more dates because this is one HOT band! I just love playing with Kenny Wessel, Adam Kolker, Ratzo B. Harris and Lamy Istrefi and their deep musicianship is a blessing in presenting my new material. Somehow my ideas have grown and changed and these songs are a little different. I’ve also started working with the wonderful JAY CLAYTON in her newly formed DIFFERENT VOICES vocal ensemble, and enjoying the warmth of A Capella vocalizing!

I’m almost ready to release a new album called OUR WORLD with the amazing pianist MICHAEL ABENE. It’s a duo project of some deep collaboration and intimate moments interpreting some of my melodies and stories. We have worked in concert settings together for the past 3 years and captured our rapport on tape! After my last few projects of “famous music” (including the Trio recording INDIGO MOODS with Freddie Jacobs and Peter Tomlinson, of which I am very proud!!!) I feel motivated to document my own imagination at play and create some new ideas and sounds!

Highlights of the coming 6 months are that I’ll be a guest singing with JOE LOVANO’s VILLAGE RHYTHM band the last week in May at the famed Blue Note Club in NYC, which will surely be and explosively fabulous experience! I’ll be showing my PAINTINGS both in NY and Cleveland in June, with new works emerging all the time. I’ll be part of some Jazz Workshops with Karl Berger in June and Kenny Werner in July, so stay in touch with my Events page.

December 2013

It’s been another amazing year of Music and Art and I want to thank all the folks who have come out to share my songs and my paintings both in the US and in Europe! Somehow I’ve found a way to celebrate life in spite of losing my mother and mother in law and several dear friends. I am grateful for all the friends in my life and send Blessings and Love to you!

With the HOLIDAYS coming up, please consider buying from LOCAL ARTISTS. Some suggestions:

Music recordings or downloads from the artists you respect, available at many online sites and on their websites, (including mine: www.judisilvano.com). Music is a healing force and can make us happy and inspired, very important as Winter approaches!

Gift an Original Watercolor or Pastel Paintings by wonderful artists you may know. To view some of Judi’s paintings go to www.judisilvano.com to her Paintings page (a new site with the full inventory of Paintings and Giclee Art Prints is in the works for 2014!) I also suggest Represented Artists at the Wallkill River School of Art where my work has been exhibited and will be available on their site in 2014.

Greeting Cards with Judi Silvano Art (blank inside) are available at: www.etsy.com/shop/JudiSilvanoArtnCards

Please contact Judi directly if interested in purchasing any Original or Giclee Art Prints! Email contact: judi@judisilvano.com

And here are some links of music and art to enjoy on the internet!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vOAfohDCzE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehNSgG9ei7A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9aYIAqxHdE

May 2013

I’ve been busy this Spring and happy too, with my FIRST EVER ART SHOW…. Although I’ve been painting and drawing all my life, I just began studying a few years ago and loving it. My media are Watercolor and Pastels. To see them, you can check the Paintings tab here on my website or Click the link below for a video my friend (the amazingly talented Sarah James) put together as my birthday gift about my music and paintings together… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehNSgG9ei7A

I also have a new CD coming out in the Fall featuring the amazing pianist and arranger Michael Abene and I playing all my Original songs in Duo. There are some new ones and I’ve added lyrics to some older tunes which re-shaped them. Recording and doing a few gigs was so much fun and Michael is a true Original himself and his amazing re-harmonizations were wonderfully challenging… By the way, we recorded at The Upland Studio in Kingston, NY with John Menegon engineering and I can highly recommend them for any group up to a Quintet, I think!

We are also celebrating the one year anniversary of my mother Miriam’s death anniversary on May 25th and feeling her presence with me in everything I do. In the year since she has passed from her suffering I realize even more how she has influenced my whole being and I am honoring her life in every moment. We had her for 89 years!!!

It’s a pretty full life and one of my biggest joys is sharing life’s experiences with my amazing partner, Joe Lovano. We will celebrate our 20th Anniversary living in our Villa Paradiso (as we affectionately call our home) and our 29th Wedding Anniversary in late September. I am grateful for all my blessings, that’s for sure!!!!

Here is a new video that came through from the Puebla, Mexico E-Jazz Festival that I did with the Amazing Janice Friedman and some wonderful Mexican jazz musicians: Alberto Jimenez, Emilio Colonel and Vladimir Colonel. There is concert footage and Interview excerpts that I hope you’ll enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9aYIAqxHdE