Judy Blair is an American musician, singer, piano and Hammond B3 organ player, a composer of jazz, blues, rhythm & blues and boogie music. She is a Hammond organ virtuoso whose musical career began in the United States in the 1960s and continues in France where she has lived since 1994. She has recorded four solo albums.
|Born:||December 29, 1948, East Texas, United States|
|Genres:||blues, rhythm & blues, jazz, boogie|
|Instruments:||Vocals, piano, organ|
About Judy Blair
Known for her work in the jazz and blues genres, this Texas-born singer, songwriter, and musician recorded four studio albums between 1997 and 2005: Les Couleurs du Noir et Blanc, The Other Place, Close Encounter, and Sunshine.
Beginning in her early childhood years, she played piano at her church, and at the young age of eleven, she became a member of a local jazz band. By sixteen, she was performing on the Hammond electric organ with a music group called Larry Stanley and the One Eyed Jacks.
During the mid 1980s, she lived on the island of Saint Martin and performed with a music group called Tropix.
A native of East Texas, she later performed and recorded music in California, New Mexico, France (where she lived during the late 1990s and early 2000s), and the Caribbean. Her brother, Donny Blair, also had a career as a jazz musician; her husband, Jack Lestrade, worked as a visual artist.
She staged New Year's Eve and charity/disaster relief concerts with her contemporary and friend, English vocalist Gary Brooker.
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