Christopher Loudon, longtime journalist with JazzTimes, had a chance to chat with Carmen about her recent album "CHANGES" along with many other significant musical adventures, including the long journey to her current lofty status. As Loudon states in this interview he titles Overdue Ovation, "Carmen Lundy is Freedom In Music Personified". Enjoy this informative, insightful and very personal chat with Carmen Lundy. http://carmenlundy.com/jazz-times-sept-2012
Summer gets a sizzling start with Carmen Lundy joining Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project at The Playboy Jazz Festival on June 17th. The Hollywood Bowl is the perfect Summer setting for this amazing concert event.
Then on July 4th Carmen is in Montreal for one of the world's finest Festivals - The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. It's sure to create musical fireworks! See her at Club Soda.
Performances to look out for and to travel to!
The Annual Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. welcomes Carmen and her band back to the Terrace Theatre on May 10th. A Kennedy Center favorite, Carmen will be joined by Anthony Wonsey, Kenny Davis and Jamison Ross. May 12th will present Terri Lyne Carrington's "Mosaic Project", and the evening is sure to be full of surprises!
Joining the capacity crowd at the CD Release event at Studio City-based Jazz Upstairs at Vitello's was the incomparable and inspiring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. What an honor and privilege to be in the presence of this great and courageous man. Thank you to all my fans, friends and family who showed your love and support in the soulful city of LA!
On to Jazz Alley in Seattle April 3 & 4 and The Kennedy Center in D.C. May 10th!