Carmen Lundy sings jazz at Akbank stage
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Carmen Lundy will take the stage at the Akbank Art Center on Jan. 24 and 25 at 8 p.m.Jazz singer Carmen Lundy will take the stage at the Akbank Art Center on Jan. 24 and 25 at 8 p.m.
Lundy began her professional career as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon. Three decades later, Lundy is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and is highly regarded for her jazz innovation. Her contribution of over 60 self-penned compositions now comprises the New Jazz Songbook.
Having recorded over 10 albums, Lundy has also performed and recorded with such musicians as brother and bassist Curtis Lundy, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, Bruce Hornsby, Mulgrew Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kip Hanrahan, Courtney Pine, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, Marian McPartland, Regina Carter, Steve Turre, Geri Allen, Robert Glasper and the late Kenny Kirkland. Lundy’s 2005 release, the critically acclaimed “Jazz and The New Songbook-Live at The Madrid,” features some of the jazz world’s best-known musicians paying tribute to Lundy.
Lundy’s work as a vocalist and composer has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, as well as numerous foreign publications. As a composer, Lundy’s catalogue numbers over 60 published songs, and she is one of the few jazz vocalists in history to accomplish such a distinction.
The success led to the first publication of the “Carmen Lundy Songbook” (2007). Her songs have been recorded by artists including Kenny Barron (“Quiet Times”), Ernie Watts (“At The End Of My Rope”) and Straight Ahead (“Never Gonna Let You Go”).
A native of Miami, Lundy’s path to being one of today’s most talented, respected and sophisticated jazz singers began at age 6 with her first piano lessons.