Jazz vocalist, lyricist and educator
Born in Australia, Trudy moved to the UK in the early 90’s to pursue a career in Jazz. She got her big break when Ronnie Scott asked her to perform at his Club and Trudy’s career grew from there. She has performed at many major venues and festivals in the UK, most notably Glastonbury, and recently sang at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Birthday celebration.
Since 1997, Trudy has released 12 albums on the Jazzizit Record Label. Her most recent is ‘The House’ which is a mix of original compositions, co-written with pianist Andrea Vicari, and lesser known standards. Her other releases are ‘Contemplation’, ‘The Rhythm of Life’, ‘Reunion’, ‘Like Minds’, ‘Déjà Vu’, ‘Jazz for Juniors’, ‘Cloudburst’, ‘My Old Flame’, ‘Day Dream’, ‘Trudy’ and ‘Sweet Surprise’. Trudy has collaborated both live and in the studio with world class musicians including Mulgrew Miller, Jan Lundgren, Georgie Fame, Bob Dorough, Michael Garrick, Acker Bilk and Jamie Cullum.
In 1995 Trudy completed a Post Graduate in Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has held teaching posts at the Guildhall, Chichester University and Colchester Institute. She currently holds teaching posts at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London and London Centre of Contemporary Music. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and continues her studies in working with Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties, something she is very passionate about. Trudy recently presented for the second time at the International Jazz Voice Conference in Finland and has recently returned from South Africa where she was an adjudicator on the UNISA International Jazz Voice Competition. She is a co-founder of www.jazzsingingschool.com and runs regular summer voice camps in London. She also teaches privately.
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