Top Dallas jazz singer Judy Chamberlain provides live music for weddings, parties and corporate events. Her classy arrangements of thousands of big band, Broadway, standards and American pop tunes from the 1930′s, 1940′s and 1950′s combine straight-ahead jazz with authentic, nostalgic swing, Old Hollywood glamour and sleek spontaneity. It’s no coincidence that many of her clients are entertainers themselves!
Not your typical Dallas wedding band…or wedding singer!
It’s jazz, it swings and yes, you can dance to it!
Judy Chamberlain Entertainment is a unique live music boutique specializing in extraordinary wedding, private party and corporate entertainment. Chamberlain and her bands perform jazz, big band, Broadway, vintage American standards, doo-wop, early rock & roll and a hundred years of Broadway and movie music for weddings, events, concerts, conventions and venues in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Highland Park, Southlake, Westlake, Tyler, Allen, San Antonio, Houston, Waco, Austin, Los Angeles, Malibu, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Hollywood, Palm Springs, Tulsa, New Orleans and throughout the USA.
Performing with musicians who have toured and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, Natalie Cole, Michael Buble and many others, Judy Chamberlain is the go-to resource who can help you have the most magical, memorable wedding, party, convention or corporate event anyone you know has ever atended.
“Slick,” says the The Dallas Morning News of Chamberlain’s repertoire, which the singer calls the Great New American Songbook. Everything is personalized, customized and performed flawlessly, with meticulous attention to detail. Chamberlain’s updated yet completely authentic mix of Roaring Twenties, Old Hollywood, Big Band Era, 1950′s and 1960′s Rat Pack classics turns weddings, parties and corporate events into smoothly-styled, glamorous Hollywood productions.
“Name a song, and she’ll sing it. A huge repertoire testifies to singer Judy Chamberlain’s first love: jazz.” Dallas Morning News
“Singer/bandleader Judy Chamberlain has mastered the art of mesmerizing both the audience and her own band.” All-Music Guide
We really DO do it all, sometimes in the same set!
The musicians who play in our Los Angeles and Dallas jazz bands, wedding bands and big band orchestra work together all the time and have entertained at the weddings and private parties of numerous celebrity and high-profile clients.
Our Dallas wedding bands and jazz ensembles play a repertoire that includes thousands of tunes from the 1920′s, 1930′s, 1940′s and 1950′s.
We even take requests directly from the dance floor! We’re like those old-fashioned bands you remember from late-night movies on TCM, with everyone gathered around the bandstand, grooving to the music – and to each other.
We make dreams come true.
Bands like ours don’t really exist anymore, except perhaps in the movies.
“Jazz singer Judy Chamberlain solidly affirms the music’s far-reaching, continuing vitality.” Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
We play the best music that’s ever been written, the tunes made popular by artists like Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Harry Connick, Jr., The Platters, The Temptations, Bobby Darin, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Diana Krall, Michael Buble and many others.
If Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rogers & Hart, Rogers & Hammerstein, George & Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen or Hoagy Carmichael wrote it, you can bet it’s in our repertoire! We adore anything associated with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and cinema noir movies, and play all of that music, too! ALL of it!
The people who hire us love the Great American Songbook; some of them actually wrote it!
Songwriter Paul Anka’s reaction to Judy Chamberlain’s vast repertoire turned into special lyrics to his blockbuster Frank Sinatra hit, “My Way,” which he wrote for Judy and re-named “My Way, Her Way.”
“I don’t know how she recalls this stuff, because she’s too young.” Al Rudis, Long Beach Press Telegram
“You’re just like the ‘Old Man,’ cookie.” Al Viola (27-year Sinatra Band veteran guitarist)
Famed guitarist Al Viola, who toured and recorded with Frank Sinatra from 1955 to 1983, often pointed out similarities between Chamberlain and Sinatra, whom he affectionately called “the old man.”
“Judy takes care of business and sings the hell out of a tune the way he did,” said Viola. “She can come out of nowhere and take the pickup on the song — no warning — and the band is instantly with her because she gives great signals. I love working with her, because I’m never bored.”
A fourth-generation musician and native New Yorker named “one of the top jazz singers of all time” by author Scott Yanow, Chamberlain has been featured on E! Entertainment, The Style Network, ABC’s “The Bachelor” and in The Playboy Jazz Festival.
“Judy Chamberlain is a walking encyclopedia of The Great American Songbook.” Chuck Niles, Pacific Public Radio’s K-JAZZ 88.1 FM
We’ll help you create a flawless timeline, supervise the “flow” of your event, make all announcements, serve as your Master of Ceremonies, work from your song list (or ours, or a comwenation of both) and guide you through a breathtaking panoply of selections for your first dance, father-daughter dance and other “signature” dances.
The musicians who perform in our jazz bands, swing band and big band orchestra have toured and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles, Andy Williams, Al Hirt, Lou Rawls, The Temptations, The Commodores, The Supremes, The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Gladys Knight, Gloria Gaynor, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand and Michael Buble, to name just a few.
Guests at weddings and events often think they’re listening to a CD until they make their way through the ballroom, look up at the stage and realize it’s a live band.
“Hi from Toronto…you were awesome in Palm Springs, one of the best in the biz!” Naz Melconian, Videographer
Judy Chamberlain sings ‘At Last’ better than Etta James.” Shari Lightstone, Phoenix, AZ
“I LOVE YOU JUDY CHAMBERLAIN!” Jonne-Marie Switzler, Manager/Playboy Jazz Festivals
A full-service wedding, party, concert and corporate entertainment boutique based in Dallas, Texas, Judy Chamberlain Entertainment provides concepts, bands, musicians and staging for weddings, parties and events in Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Arizona, California, Louisiana and throughout the USA.
Everything we do is customized to give you something special, handcrafted and not easily found when hiring a band. We do not play with pre-recorded “tracks” or use set lists of the same songs we played for someone else’s wedding or event. We think our clients deserve so much more. We know that hiring a band can be daunting. Our clients tell us that what they thought was going to be the hardest part of putting on their event suddenly became the easiest once they found us. Whether you’re a bride and groom planning your once-in-a-lifetime wedding, a first-time private party or corporate event host or an experienced event planner, we’re going to make you look like a star!
JUDY CHAMBERLAIN ENTERTAINMENT